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Cobb County Historical Markers

Mary Phagan

  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Mary Phagan
  • Location: Located in the old Marietta Cemetery in Marietta


Celebrated in song as “Little Mary Phagan” after her murder at age 13 on April 26, 1913 in Atlanta. The trial and conviction of Leo Frank were controversial, as was the commutation of his death sentence four days before Confederate Veterans marked her grave on June 25, 1915. He was abducted from prison & lynched Aug. 17, 1915. In 1986 he was issued a pardon.

[The unnumbered and undated marker has the seal of the city of Marietta at the top]