Emerson (HM70K)

Location: Emerson, GA 30137 Bartow County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 7.598', W 84° 45.406'

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Named for Joseph Emerson Brown, Gov. of Ga., 1857-1865, U.S. Senator, 1880-1891. Known as Stegall`s Station prior to 1889; site of the Bartow Iron Works.

May 20, 1864: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston`s forces camped here after retreating from Cassville and burning the highway and R.R. bridges over the Etowah. Having heard that Sherman`s forces had moved southward from Kingston toward Dallas, Johnston resumed his march on roads that converged there, May 23d, 24th.

Allatoona, scene of Oct. 5, 1864, battle, is 2 mi. E.
HM NumberHM70K
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number008-4
Year Placed1952
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 706869 N 3778469
Decimal Degrees34.12663333, -84.75676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.598', W 84° 45.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 35.88" N, 84° 45' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 GA-293, Emerson GA 30137, US
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