BIRTHPLACE OF ALLISON NELSON GHM 060-150, Fulton Co,
Posted by: GA Cacher
N 33° 46.683 W 084° 31.900
16S E 728563 N 3740285
Quick Description: Allison Nelson State Historical Marker
Located on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (Ga. 139) just east of the Chattahoochee River
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 9:21:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM2FPH
BIRTHPLACE OF ALLISON NELSON
One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River,
was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson's Ferry in the
1820's. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After
service in the Mexican War, he was a representative in the Georgia
General Assembly (1848 - 1849) & ninth Mayor of Atlanta (1855).
Removed to Texas in 1856 where he engaged in Indian warfare
& in 1860, became a member of the Texas legislature.
Commissioned Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, Sept. 12, 1862, he
served until his death near Austin, Lonoke Co.,
Arkansas, Oct. 7, 1862.
060-150 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1992