John B. Gordon Hall

John B. Gordon Hall (HM8IR)

Location: LaFayette, GA 30728 Walker County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 42.522', W 85° 16.863'

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This old academy, built in 1836, was in the line of fire during the Battle of Lafayette in the War Between the States. General Braxton Bragg (CS) who had his headquarters in LaFayette, planned the Battle of Chickamauga under an old oak tree that stood in front of this building and was known as "Bragg's Oak." The tree was destroyed by lightning a few years ago. The LaFayette Chapters of the D.A.R. and U.D.C. purchased this historic building to preserve it. It was renamed John B. Gordon Hall for Gen. Gordon (CS) former pupil in the academy.
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HM NumberHM8IR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series.
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Marker Number146-2
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 657419 N 3842084
Decimal Degrees34.70870000, -85.28105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.522', W 85° 16.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 31.32" N, 85° 16' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 310 GA-1 Business, LaFayette GA 30728, US
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