The Johnson-Blalock House

The Johnson-Blalock House (HMBX8)

Location: Jonesboro, GA 30236 Clayton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 31.437', W 84° 21.266'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 229 views
Inscription
Ante-Bellum home of James F. Johnson, attorney, planter, merchant, Confederate officer and noted political figure in mid-nineteenth century Georgia. Johnson introduced the legislation which created Clayton County in 1858 and the bill which incorporated the town of Jonesboro in 1859. Col. Johnson knew virtually all of Georgia's political leaders over a period of years and it is reasonable to assume that a number of distinguished Georgians were guests in the Johnson home. The house was acquired from Johnson's widow by Jesse Lewis Blalock, prominent planter, merchant, attorney and member of the pioneering Blalock family of Fayette County. Blalock was elected Clerk of the Fayette Superior Court in 1844 and also served as the first Ordinary of Fayette County. Both Johnson and Blalock represented their respective counties as delegates to Georgia's secession convention and both voted to take Georgia out of the Union in January 1861. The house was used as a Confederate commissary and as a field hospital during the Battle of Jonesboro. It is prominently featured in a sketch of Jonesboro drawn by George D. Sayller of the 2nd Iowa Infantry during Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's cavalry raid Aug. 19th, 1864.

Source: A History of Clayton County, Georgia 1821-1983by Joseph Henry Hightower Moore
Details
HM NumberHMBX8
Tags
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGene Blalock
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745701 N 3712508
Decimal Degrees33.52395000, -84.35443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 31.437', W 84° 21.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 31' 26.22" N, 84° 21' 15.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)678, 770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 159-177 S Main St, Jonesboro GA 30236, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?