Big Spring Park

Big Spring Park (HMNXN)

Location: Cedartown, GA 30125 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.876', W 85° 15.482'

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Asa Prior, born in Virginia about 1785, pioneered into this valley and purchased a large tract of land including this spring and Cedar Creek in 1834. In 1852 he deeded the spring and 10 adjacent acres to the City of Cedartown. Another pioneer, Mr. Walthall, established the Walthall Indian Trading Post near the spring. Peace-loving Cherokees gathered here. Indian young people danced their corn dance under the cedar trees. The Cedar Valley Garden Club beautified this park. A shrine was dedicated to the memory of Sen. William Julius Harris, whose funeral was held in the park, April 21, 1932.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number115-6
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660848 N 3765142
Decimal Degrees34.01460000, -85.25803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.876', W 85° 15.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 52.56" N, 85° 15' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)770, 706, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-366 Wissahickon Ave, Cedartown GA 30125, US
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