R.R. Wood Station

R.R. Wood Station (HM717)

Location: Dalton, GA 30721 Whitfield County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 37.353', W 84° 56.403'

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Approx. site of John H. Green's wood station during the 1860's - which was a fuel supply depot of the State R.R.

April 12, 1862: Andrews' Raiders (US), with the locomotive GENERAL, paused to wood up while closely pursued by the locomotive TEXAS (CS).

May 9, 1864: 18 men of the 9th Illinois mounted infantry (US), burned station & cut telegraph wires - an episode of McPherson's (US) first move on Resaca. The severed wires were spliced by two intrepid women of the vicinity: Mrs.Bachman and her sister, Miss Carrie Sims.
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HM NumberHM717
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number155-5
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688847 N 3833115
Decimal Degrees34.62255000, -84.94005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 37.353', W 84° 56.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 37' 21.18" N, 84° 56' 24.18" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4956 Gracie Rd SE, Dalton GA 30721, US
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