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Clayton County Historical Markers

Site: Marcus Long House


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Site: Marcus Long House
  • Location: Located at intersection of Ga 139 & Flat Shoals Rd, 2 mi N of Riverdale

SITE: MARCUS LONG HOUSE

Near here stood the antebellum, one-story farm house of Marcus Long, a Confederate soldier who fell on a Virginia battlefield.

The house, cited several times in Official Records, was a prominent landmark in movements of the Federal 4th and 23rd Corps from Red Oak on the A. & W.P. R. R. to the Macon R. R. at and below Rough & Ready, Aug. 30 and 31, 1864.

The cutting of the two railroads forced General Hood to abandon Atlanta before he heard the final results of the fighting at Jonesboro.

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GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER

1988