Etowah and the War

Etowah and the War (HM124W)

Location: Cartersville, GA 30121 Bartow County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 9.923', W 84° 43.811'

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The Confederacy sought iron and munitions eagerly, which quickly brought prosperity to Etowah. Patriotic key workers, though exempt from army duty, enlisted, and loss of their skill hampered production.

Mark Cooper sold the works in 1862. In the 1863, the Confederacy took over the firm seeking to increase production. As Sherman marched by in 1864, mindful of the war value of iron, he sent troops, who, after a brisk skirmish, burned the plant on May 22. This ended an era — the works were not rebuilt after the War, as cheaper and better production methods had been found.
HM NumberHM124W
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number008-47
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 709225 N 3782821
Decimal Degrees34.16538333, -84.73018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.923', W 84° 43.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 55.38" N, 84° 43' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1880 Co Rd 294N, Cartersville GA 30121, US
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