Griswoldville (HMGQ6)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.267', W 83° 29.333'

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This town is named for Samuel Griswold who moved his iron foundries and cotton gin factories here from Clinton to be on the railroad. A disastrous unrecorded battle was fought here in 1864 when a force of old men and youths under Gen. Phillips, Capt. Robert H. Barron & Lt. Henry Greaves, sent from Macon by Gen. Howell Cobb in an attempt to force the Federals from the city, fought a bloody diversionary action against Kilpatrick's Union Cavalry which then proceeded to Irwinton. Griswold's factories and property were destroyed because he had made arms and ammunition for the Confederacy.
HM NumberHMGQ6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number084-4
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 267131 N 3639745
Decimal Degrees32.87111667, -83.48888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.267', W 83° 29.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 16.02" N, 83° 29' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 751-759 Henderson Rd, Macon GA 31217, US
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