Town Of Cassville

Town Of Cassville (HM7ZP)

Location: Cartersville, GA 30121 Bartow County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 14.935', W 84° 51.15'

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In this valley was once situated the proud town of Cassville, begun in July 1833, as the seat of justice for Cass County and soon the center of trade and travel in the region recently comprising the Cherokee Nation. Both the county and town where named in the honor of Gen. Lewis Cass Michigan statesman and Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson.

A decade after its founding Cassville lost its preeminence as a trading center due to the location of the state owned Western and Atlantic railroad two miles west of its limits. It continued to flourish, however, and in 1860 was a community of some 1300 persons. Two four year colleges located here and its newspaper, The Cassville Standard, gave weight to the claims of being the educational and cultural center for all northern Georgia.

In 1861 the name of the county was changed by action of the Georgia Legislature to Bartow in memory of Gen. Francis S. Bartow a native Georgian killed at the First Battle of Manassas, and the name of the town became Manassas.

The entire town was destroyed by fire on Nov. 5, 1864 at the hands of the Fifth Ohio Calvary. Only three houses and three churches were left standing. So complete was the destruction that no rebuilding of the town was attempted.
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HM NumberHM7ZP
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number008-17
Year Placed1952
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 697753 N 3791842
Decimal Degrees34.24891667, -84.85250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.935', W 84° 51.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 56.10" N, 84° 51' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1780-1786 Cassville Rd NW, Cartersville GA 30121, US
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