Dixie Street

Dixie Street (HM8B5)

Location: Carrollton, GA 30117 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 34.682', W 85° 4.328'

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From 1865

During the war between the states Carrollton was spared a bloody battle but she sustained four raids by Union troops. The last raid occurred 15 days after the surrender at Appomattox when troops commended by Union General John Croxton, returning from a raid on Tuscaloosa, camped 2 miles west of Carrollton on the night of 25 April 1865 On the morning of 25 April the Union troops pillaged the little town and burned buildings on the town square. They departed by way of Dixie Street, then called Bowen or Lower Ferry Road, upon approach of the home guard Tallapoosa Rangers under commend of Colonel John Beall. The confederates were singing 'Dixie' as they approached. Local tradition holds that a prominent resident, H.F. Merrell, was so moved by the sight and sound that he exclaimed that the road should be renamed DIXIE STREET, the name that it bears today.
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HM NumberHM8B5
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByMcDaniel Curtis Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 678922 N 3717035
Decimal Degrees33.57803333, -85.07213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.682', W 85° 4.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 40.92" N, 85° 4' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-206 Dixie St, Carrollton GA 30117, US
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