Birthplace of Allison Nelson

Birthplace of Allison Nelson (HM96Z)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30336 Fulton County
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N 33° 46.683', W 84° 31.9'

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One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson Ferry in the 1820. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After service in the Mexican War, he was a representative in the Georgia General Assembly (1848 - 1849) & ninth Mayor of Atlanta (1855). Removed to Texas in 1856 where he engaged in Indian warfare & in 1860, became a member of the Texas legislature.

Commissioned Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, Sept. 12, 1862, he served until his death near Austin, Lonoke Co., Arkansas, Oct. 7, 1862.
HM NumberHM96Z
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-150
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 728563 N 3740285
Decimal Degrees33.77805000, -84.53166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.683', W 84° 31.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 40.98" N, 84° 31' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4359 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30336, US
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