Historic Varnell Home

Historic Varnell Home (HMU06)

Location: Dalton, GA 30720 Whitfield County
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N 34° 53.963', W 84° 58.59'

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This historic home was built in 1847 by "Dry Dan Dold" for M. P. Varnell, a pioneer settler of this community. In the War Between the States, this home was used as a temporary hospital by Federals and Confederates. Several skirmishes and engagements were fought around this place in May, 1864. Gen. Joe Wheeler and his Confederate Cavalry attacked here on May 12, 1864, and drove Federals from this town, killing and wounding more than 150. Federals immediately returned, and this home was used as Headquarters by several Federal commanders. Many "minnie balls" struck this house in the battles fought here.
HM NumberHMU06
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number155-32
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 684886 N 3863753
Decimal Degrees34.89938333, -84.97650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.963', W 84° 58.59'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 57.78" N, 84° 58' 35.40" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-254 S Spring St, Dalton GA 30720, US
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