Blountsville (HMGFZ)

Location: Haddock, GA 31033 Jones County
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N 33° 6.593', W 83° 28.9'

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On Nov. 18, 1864, Blair's 17th Corps of the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman's army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 mi. NW of Hillsboro) and marched via Monticello and Blountsville toward Gordon. The more direct roads were already crowded with the troops and trains of the 15th Corps and Kilpatrick's cavalry division.

On the night of the 20th, the 17th Corps camped at Blountsville and along the road to Haddock with its advance guard near Fortville, well abreast of the 15th Corps which had reached Clinton that day.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number084-16
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268431 N 3666209
Decimal Degrees33.10988333, -83.48166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 6.593', W 83° 28.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 6' 35.58" N, 83° 28' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22917 Blounts Chapel Rd, Haddock GA 31033, US
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