Smyrna's First Mayor

Smyrna's First Mayor (HMB5F)

Location: Smyrna, GA 30080 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 53.007', W 84° 30.898'

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John C. Moore

— Aug. 16, 1830 - May 10, 1897 —


Ulysses S. Grant was President of the U.S., and the South was still suffering from the effects of abusive Reconstruction when Smyrna was first incorporated August 23, 1872. One theory is that in the post-war era, citizens feared the town would be named for Neal Dow, a Yankee abolitionist, for whom the railroad station was named. They preferred instead to name it Smyrna after the religious

campground which had been established here in the 1830's. Incorporating legislation named John C. Moore Mayor (Intendent). Four aldermen were also named: E.D.L. Mobley, W.R. Bell, W.L. Davenport, and G.P. Daniel. The town was incorporated a second time in 1897 reducing the city limits from 1 mile to 1/2 mile but most early records were destroyed in a city hall fire in the 1920's.
HM NumberHMB5F
Placed ByThe Smyrna Cemetery Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 729827 N 3752012
Decimal Degrees33.88345000, -84.51496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 53.007', W 84° 30.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 53' 0.42" N, 84° 30' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2860 Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna GA 30080, US
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