Historical Markers in
Fulton County, Georgia

10 Park Place 1998 Shining Light Award 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. 23d A.C. to Decatur 33d N.J. State Flag 4th & 23d A.C. Advance 4th A.C. at Buckhead A Relaxing Atmosphere Academy of Medicine Alexander Hamilton Stephens Alfred Iverson, Jr. Alice Dugged Cary Allenbrook Alonzo Herndon 1858-1927 Alpharetta Business District Alpharetta Business District Alpharetta Business District Alpharetta First United Methodist Church Alpharetta Hotel Site An Appeal for Human Rights Ansley Park Apartment House Archibald Smith Army of the Tennessee at Roswell Atlanta Student Movement Atlanta Student Movement Planned Atlanta's First Hospital Atlanta's Outer Line Atlanta's "Main Street" Attack from the West Auburn Avenue Branch Auburn Avenue Branch, Carnegie Library Auburn Avenue Underpass Augustus Hurt House Augustus Hurt Plantation B. F. Shirley Home B. Mifflin Hood Brick Co. Baker's Brigade Baltimore Block Barrington Hall Barrington Hall Barrington King Bate’s Division Battle at Moore’s Mill Battle Hill Battle of Ezra Ch. Battle of Ezra Ch. Battle of Ezra Ch. Battle of Ezra Church Battle of Ezra Church Battle of Peach Tree Creek Battle of Utoy Creek Battle of Utoy Creek Battlefield of Ezra Church Battlefield of Peachtree Creek Benton’s & Coltart’s Brigades Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks Big Bethel A.M.E. Church Big Bethel A.M.E. Church Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthplace of Allison Nelson Birthplace of Coca-Cola Boiling Springs Primitive Baptist Church Booker T. Washington Brantley-Newton House Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade Broadwell Building Bronner Brothers Store Brookhaven Historic District Brookhaven Historic District Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. Bryant Preparatory Institute Bryant-Graves House Building at 161 Spring Street Building Together for Youth Bulloch Hall Bulloch Hall Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim C.J. Perry House Casey's Hill Cheatham's Salient Civil War Siege Cannon Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. Clement Anselm Evans Clement Hoffman Stevens CNN Coburn's Brigade Collier's Mill Colonel Joseph F. Burke Confederate Army of Tennessee Confederate Battery Position Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 Confederate Memorial Grounds Confederate Monument Confederate Obelisk Confederate Soldiers Plot Cotton States Exposition of 1895 Cox Brothers Funeral David and Frances Cotting Davis' Hill Delta Air Lines Desegregation of Municipal Facilities (1961) Dinsmore Barn Disputed Passage Dobbs Plaza Dodd Hotel Double Branch Voting District Courthouse Dr. Charles d'Alvigny Dr. Daniel Cornelius O'Keefe Dr. John S. Pemberton Dr. Noel d'Alvigny Dry Pond East Point Ebenezer Baptist Church Ebenezer Baptist Church Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary Elizabeth King Hand Enroute to Jonesboro Eugene Talmadge F.J. Cooledge & Sons Co./Hastings Seed Co. Featherston’s Brigade Federal Crossings Federal Right Wing Federal Right Wing to Peachtree Creek Federal Signal Station Fire Station No. 16 Fire Station No. 6 First Baptist Church of Alpharetta First Congregational Church United Church of Christ First United Methodist Church Fort McPherson Fort Peach Tree Fort Peachtree, War of 1812 Fort Walker Fort Walker Founders' Cemetery Francis J. Minhinnett House Francis Robert Goulding Freedom Park French's Line French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank Fulton County Future Farmers of America Log Cabin Gap in Federal Line Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek Geary’s Division Geary’s Refused Line Geary’s Three Bridges Gen. Cleburne's H’dq’rs. Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. Georgia Dome Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Power Georgia Railroad Freight Depot Georgia Railroad Freight Depot Georgia-Pacific Gilbert Memorial Cemetery Gov. John M. Slaton Grant Park Great Oaks Green Bone Creek Habersham Memorial Hall Hagood Store Hanley's Funeral Home Hapeville, Georgia Hardee at Peachtree Creek Hardee's Night March Hardee’s Attack Harper House Harrison’s Brigade Harrow’s Div. 15th A.C. Hascall's Div. Joins Cox's Line of March Hascall’s Div. Camped Haugabrooks Funeral Home Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Healey Building Hembree Farm Herndon Plaza Heyday of Auburn Avenue Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta, Ga. Hightower (Etowah) Trail Hightower (Etowah) Trail Historic Christ Church, Hapeville Historic Fire Station No. 6 Historic Ground Historic Mt. Gilead Historic Oakland Cemetery Historic Owl Rock Church Historic Reconciliation Historic Utoy Church Holly Hill Hopewell Baptist Church Howard's 4th A.C. Line Howard's March to Buckhead Howard's March to Jonesboro Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Howell's Mills Immaculate Conception Church Integration of the Police Department Isom's Ferry J.J. Webb and Sons Building James J. Andrews James S. Bulloch John B. Broadwell House John Brown Gordon John Brown Gordon John Calhoun Park John Dunwoody Johnston’s Army Crossed the River Joseph Emerson Brown Julia Carlisle Withers Kilpatrick’s Cavalry on the Newnan Stage Road King's Brigade Land Lot 104 Lewis-Manning House Lick Skillet Road Loring’s Hill Lynching in America / Lynching of Mack Henry Brown Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A Manigault's Brigade Manning Mercantile Mansell House Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell House Martha Lumpkin Compton Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site McConnell-Chadwick Homestead McPherson's Troops March to Decatur McPherson’s Troops at Shallow Ford Middle-Class Dwelling Miss Sallie’s Place Montgomery Cemetery Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Montgomery's Ferry Moore's Mill Moses W. Formwalt Mt. Gilead M. E. Church Mt. Zion Methodist Church Nathaniel A. Pratt National NuGrape Company Naylor Hall Neighborhood Pride Neighborhood Transformed New Prospect Campground Newton’s Division Nix - Bell House Norman House Oakland Cemetery Odd Fellows Building and Auditorium Old Campbell County Old Cheshire Bridge Road Old Methodist Church Old Milton County Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. Old Mt. Zion Church Old Pace’s Ferry Road Old Roswell Cemetery Old Williams Mill Rd. Oliver-Waters-McCollum Warehouses On Geary's Front Original Coca-Cola Botting Company Original Gas Street Light Original Mill Our Confederate Dead Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Outer Defense Line O’Neal’s Brigade O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine Paces Ferry United Methodist Church Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee Palmetto Pastorium Peach Tree Creek Crossing Peachtree Manor Phillips Homestead Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Pleasant Hill Cemetery Ponce de Leon Ball Park Primrose Cottage Prince Hall Masonic Building Providence Baptist Church R.J. Webb Building Ramah Baptist Church Reese House Religious and Fraternal Institutions Replica of the Statue of Liberty Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine Reynold’s Brigade Rhodes Hall - Le Reve Roosevelt High School Roswell King Roswell Presbyterian Church Roswell Presbyterian Church Roswell Town Square Roswell’s Distinguished Men Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line Rucker Cotton Gin Saint Joseph's Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Sandtown Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Historic Cemetery Sardis Methodist Church Scott's Brigade Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter Sector of Siege Line Shadnor Baptist Church Shotgun Houses Sightless Among Miracles Site of Captain Overton W. Barret’s battery of Missouri. Site of Ezra Church Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Site of the Campbell County Court House Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 Site: The Pope House Site: Utoy Post Office Skelton-Teasley House Slave Square Soul Food Row South-View Cemetery Southern Company Spence House Springvale Park St. Philip's Church Standing Peach Tree Stanley's Sector Stanley’s & Wood’s Sector State R.R. Survey Stepping Up Stevenson's Division Stewart Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church South Summit School SunTrust Bank Surrender of Atlanta Swan House Sweet Auburn Walk The 15th Corps Sector The African American Burial Grounds The Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Outbuildings and Grounds The Atlanta Student Movement The Battle of Atlanta The Battle of Ezra Church / The Preliminary Operations The Battle of Peachtree Creek The Battles for Atlanta The Biltmore The Birthplace The Bobby Jones Story The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta The Campaign for an Open City (1960-1964) The Castle The Confederate Attack The Confederate Attack The Confederate Attack, Cont. The DeGress Battery The Embattled Ridge The Errant Column The Eternal Flame The Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy The Evacuation of Atlanta The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer The Extended Siege Lines The Exterior Line The Federal Advance The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged The Federal Salient The Fowler House The Geography of Race The Georgian Terrace Hotel The Glenn Hotel The Goulding House The Hanging of Andrews' Raiders The Herndon Home The Hiram Embry Plantation The History of the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia The Home The Imperial Hotel The Indian Trail Echota The Legacy of Bobby Jones The March to the Sea The Mississippi Brigade The Old Bricks The Railroad Cut The Removal of 1838 The Saga of Gold Tooth John The Sandy Springs The Seige of Atlanta The Siege Lifted The Temple The Trail of Tears The Training Ground The Troup Hurt House The Union Dispositions The Valley of Utoy Creek The Winecoff Fire The Wren’s Nest Theodore “Tiger” Flowers Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack Thomas B. Newton House Thomas Byrd House Thomas E. Watson Thrasherville To Honor Those Who Came Before Us To Robert Burns To Sandy Springs and Old Cross Keys Transfer of Command Troy-Peerless Laundry U.S. Courthouse, Atlanta, Georgia Union Defense Line W.J. Dolvin House Walker Barn Waller Park Waller Park Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Ward's Div. Encamped Ward’s Div. Deployed Webb Guano House West Side Siege Line Wheat Street Baptist Church Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Willeo Baptist Church William A. Russell High School William Allen Fuller William Ambrose Wright William Perrin Nicolson House Williams' Div. Deployed Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Willis Cass Tucker, Jr Home Willis Pentecost Menefee Women's Comfort Station Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Wood's Brigade Wood’s Div. 4th Corps Zero Mile Post Zion Missionary Baptist Church "Expelled Because of Color" "Out in the Rain" “The Storyteller”
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Fulton County, Georgia has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. The area that now comprises Fulton County was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Creek and Cherokee. European settlers arrived in the late 18th century and established trading posts and farms along the Chattahoochee River.

In 1853, Fulton County was created from portions of DeKalb, Cobb, and Campbell counties. Its formation was a result of Atlanta's rapid growth as a railroad hub, as well as its status as the capital of Georgia. The county was named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat.

During the Civil War, Fulton County played a significant role as a major supply and transportation center for the Confederacy. Atlanta, the county seat, was a key target for Union troops. In 1864, General William T. Sherman led his famous March to the Sea, devastating Atlanta and much of Fulton County.

After the war, Fulton County experienced a period of rebuilding and growth. The city of Atlanta became a prominent center for commerce and industry in the South. With the expansion of railroads and the establishment of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fulton County became a major transportation hub and economic powerhouse.

Today, Fulton County is the most populous county in Georgia, with a vibrant cultural scene, diverse communities, and a thriving economy. It is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities, and world-class sporting events. Fulton County continues to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of its residents, while preserving its rich cultural heritage.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Fulton County, Georgia.

  • 1845: Fulton County is created on December 20th, out of the western half of DeKalb County.
  • 1853: Atlanta becomes the county seat after winning a county seat war against neighboring town, Marietta.
  • 1864: During the Civil War, Atlanta is captured by Union forces led by General William T. Sherman.
  • 1871: The first horse-drawn streetcar line begins operating in Atlanta.
  • 1907: Atlanta's first professional baseball team, the Atlanta Crackers, is founded.
  • 1956: Civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads the Montgomery Bus Boycott, sparking a nationwide movement for equality.
  • 1973: The iconic Atlanta stadium, later known as the Fulton County Stadium, is completed.
  • 1996: Atlanta hosts the Summer Olympics, showcasing the city's growth and development.
  • 2000: The Georgia Dome, a multi-purpose sports and convention center, opens in Atlanta.
  • 2017: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, opens its doors.