Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Georgia Capitol Historic Ground

Georgia Capitol Grounds State Historical Marker

Located on Washington St. on northwest corner of State Capitol Square, Atlanta
Atlanta's first City Hall stood here 1853-1883. Used jointly by Fulton county courts.
During Atlanta's occupation - Sept. to Nov. 1864 - the 2nd Mass. Regiment, constituting the Provost Guard of Sherman's army, camped in a park on this site.
From here, Sept. 6, 1864, went notice to the civilian population of Atlanta to assembly for registration and evacuation.
Present State Capitol begun 1884; completed 1889. Commissioners turned back $118.43 of a $1,000,000 building appropriation.

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