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Clayton County Historical Markers

The Warren House


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: The Warren House
  • Location: Ga. 54 at Mimosa Dr., Jonesboro

THE WARREN HOUSE

During the War Between the States, on this property to the north and west of this house was fought a major part of the Battle of Jonesboro, August 31st and September 1st,1864. The battle was a struggle to capture the railroad to cut off supplies to Atlanta from the south. This house, used as headquarters and a hospital during the battle by the 52nd Illinois Regiment, was built by G.L. Warren in 1840. For many years, a bullet lodged in the wall and cannonballs in the yard were evidence of the proximity of heavy fighting.

031-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955