Birthplace of Allison Nelson historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Birthplace of Allison Nelson historical marker
Creator:
Visha, Phillip
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Fulton County
Birthplaces--Georgia--Atlanta
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, 33.79025, -84.46702
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (Ga. 139) just east of the Chattahoochee River
Text of marker: "BIRTHPLACE OF ALLISON NELSON. One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson's Ferry in the 1820's. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After service in the Mexican War, he was a representative in the Georgia General Assembly (1848 - 1849) & ninth Mayor of Atlanta (1855). Removed to Texas in 1856 where he engaged in Indian warfare & in 1860, became a member of the Texas legislature. Commissioned Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, Sept. 12, 1862, he served until his death near Austin, Lonoke Co., Arkansas, Oct. 7, 1862. 060-150 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1992"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-allison-nelson
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-allison-nelson
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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