General Charles Haney Nelson - Calhoun, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 30.144 W 084° 57.064
16S E 688107 N 3819769
Quick Description: Originally on the courthouse lawn, moved away, then moved back
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2015 1:10:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMN8TX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of monument: Gordon County
Location of monument: 100 S. Wall St. lawn, Calhoun
Monument erected by: the Surviving Officers, Soldiers and Friends

Monument text:

Dedicated by the
Surviving Officers, Soldiers and Friends
to the
Memory of
Born in Wilkes County, GA., Nov. 2, 1796.
Died Sept. 30, 1848.

This is a monument to General Charles Haney Nelson (1796-1848) who participated in the Seminole Indian War and the Mexican War of 1845. For a while he lived east of Calhoun.

The monument is 20 feet tall and made of marble. It was originally located here on the grounds of the Gordon County Courthouse, but was relocated in 1975 to an intersection in the town square area. It has been moved back here prior to October 6, 2014 when I visited this site.

Photo of the original location in the courthouse lawn from the Georgia Archives ~ University of Georgia

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Courthouse lawn, so common sense, and respect should guide you well

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Monument

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