Hermitage

Hermitage (HM7DN)

Location: Rome, GA 30161 Floyd County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 19.868', W 85° 4.625'

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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 (US), 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 (US), 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.
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HM NumberHM7DN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number057-3
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 676897 N 3800546
Decimal Degrees34.33113333, -85.07708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 19.868', W 85° 4.625'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 19' 52.08" N, 85° 4' 37.50" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4240-4312 Calhoun Hwy NE, Rome GA 30161, US
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