c. 1880John D. Gantt came to Cobb County in the 1850s with his parents and siblings, and married in 1858. Although the family's farm was destroyed during the Civil War, they rebuilt and continued to acquire land. Years later, the family built this house, which featured 6 rooms, 2 porches and 4 fireplaces. After John's passing in 1903, the property remained in the Gantt family. John's son Jasper eventually became sole owner and in 1922 owned approximately 195 acres. Jasper died in 1937 without heirs. The land including the house was sold in 1950, but the vast majority of the estate was eventually developed into the surrounding subdivisions.
|Placed By||Cobb County Community Development Department|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 734492 N 3759074|
|Decimal Degrees||33.94605000, -84.46268333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 56.763', W 84° 27.761'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 56' 45.78" N, 84° 27' 45.66" W|
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|Area Code(s)||678, 770, 404|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3031 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta GA 30068, US|
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