Mary Gay House

Mary Gay House (HM60Y)

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

N 33° 46.345', W 84° 18.3'

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Author, poet, historian and Confederate heroine - Mary Ann Harris Gay (1828-1918) lived in this house from 1850 to 1914. She is best known for her Life in Dixie During the War which describes the Union Siege of Atlanta and the tribulations of the homefront. From this house, Miss Mary and her family, the Stokes, witnessed the skirmishing in Decatur on July 22, 1864, while hiding in the cellar. General Kenner Garrard's cavalry headquartered on the property where the house once stood.

The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and moved from Marshall Street to this site by the Junior League of Dekalb County, Inc. in 1979.
HM NumberHM60Y
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-69
Year Placed1981
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749574 N 3740186
Decimal Degrees33.77241667, -84.30500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.345', W 84° 18.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 20.70" N, 84° 18' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604 W Trinity Pl, Decatur GA 30030, US
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