Mark Thrash

Mark Thrash (HM20VJ)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.036', W 85° 16.129'

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Mark Thrash
This former slave served the
National Military Park
for 28 years

During the early 1900s a two-room log cabin stood not far from here. This was the home of Mark Thrash, known locally as "Uncle Mark." The cabin on longer exists.

Uncle Mark was born a slave on Christmas day in 1820 near Charlottesville, Virginia. His owner, Dr. Christopher Thrash, brought Mark to Georgia to help clear land.

Mark began working for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 1894 and was a dedicated laborer and interpreter until his retirement in 1922 at the age of 101. Park visitors enjoyed Uncle Mark's recollections of historical events which went as far back as the presidency of John Quincy Adams.

Married five times during his long life, Uncle Mark was the father of 29 children. He died here on December 17, 1943, at the age of 123.
HM NumberHM20VJ
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658140 N 3865236
Decimal Degrees34.91726667, -85.26881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.036', W 85° 16.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 2.1600000000001" N, 85° 16' 7.7400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-483 Dyer Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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