John McIntosh Kell

John McIntosh Kell (HM7JT)

Location: Griffin, GA 30223 Spalding County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 20.099', W 84° 17.352'

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Near this site was the home of Captain John McIntosh Kell, Executive Officer of the Confederate cruisers Alabama and Sumter. After entering the United States Navy at the age of 17, he served in the Mexican War and in 1853 on Perry's expedition to Japan. Upon Georgia's secession from the Union, Kell was the first U.S. Naval officer to offer his services to the South. After the Civil War, at his home here in Sunny Side, Kell entertained his friend, the famous Georgia poet Sidney Lanier, who, during a visit in 1874, wrote the poem "Corn." Kell served as Adjutant General of Georgia from 1887 until his death here in 1900.
HM NumberHM7JT
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
Marker Number126-1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Griffin-Spalding Historical Society, replacing a marker originally erected by the Works Progress Administration in 1940
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 752307 N 3691705
Decimal Degrees33.33498333, -84.28920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 20.099', W 84° 17.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 20' 5.94" N, 84° 17' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4761 Old Atlanta Rd, Griffin GA 30223, US
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