Hermitage - GHM 057-3 - Floyd Co., GA
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N 34° 19.868 W 085° 04.625
16S E 676897 N 3800546
Quick Description: Hermitage state historic marker located on Old GA 53 near Hermitage Rd in Shannon.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2009 3:35:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM5THX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:


Home of Joseph Watters (1792 - 1866), pioneer settler in Floyd County; an admirer of Andrew Jackson, he named it ´Hermitage.´ A settlement of that name is 1mi. S. E.

May 17, 18, 1864: Brig. Gen. K. Garrard´s (2d) div. of Elliott´s Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, moved down this road from near Calhoun to strike the Rome R.R. west of Kingston.

Operating on the right wing of McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee, Garrard turned S.E. here & reached Barnsley´s ~ noon, May 18, in advance of McPherson´s troops which had turned E. at McGuire´s, 3mi. N.E.

GHM 057-3 Georgia Historical Commission 1953

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 057-3

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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