The Swanton House

The Swanton House (HM5ZC)

Location: Decatur, GA 30030 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 46.345', W 84° 18.339'

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Ante-bellum residence of Benjamin F. Swanton; once the property of Ammi Williams, a DeKalb County pioneer. Built prior to 1842.

In 1864 the Swanton family was in residence here when the Federal Army of the Tennessee occupied Decatur. This force consisted of the 15th, 16th & 17th Corps, commanded by Gen. J.B. McPherson, which had crossed the Chattahoochee at Roswell. Enroute to Atlanta they camped at Decatur, night of July 19.

Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sweeny, comdg. 2d div. of Dodge's 16th A.C. established h'dq'rs at the Swanton house - as recorded in the diary of J.P. Snell, 52d Ill., h'dq'rs clerk & war-corres.
HM NumberHM5ZC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-30
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749514 N 3740185
Decimal Degrees33.77241667, -84.30565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.345', W 84° 18.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 20.70" N, 84° 18' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Charter Square, Decatur GA 30030, US
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