Moon's Station
County:Cobb
City:Kennesaw
Type:Roadside
Only a marker remains to commemorate Moon's Station. It was here that after stealing the General Andrew's Raiders stopped to get equipment, including a crow bar and hammer, that was used later during the raid. A short time later the crew of The General appeared and took a hand-car that the maintenance workers had been using.

Across Baker Road from the site of the station the Georgia Home Guard trained for the Civil War. While estimates vary, thousands of men probably camped near the station, although never more than 300 at a time.

]In June, 1864 Moon's Station fell under the control of Union troops during the Atlanta Campaign. Union troops were garrisoned here to protect the railroad, William T. Sherman's vital link to supplies in Chattanooga (city history). On October 3rd, 1864, at the start of John B. Hood's Nashville Campaign, troops under the command of A. P. Stewart overran the garrison, tore up the track, then left. Sherman destroyed the garrison and the track before leaving on the March to the Sea.

After the Civil War the area was mined for gold.

By the raised roadbed of the CSX tracks that roughly parallel the old Western and Atlantic Railroad the hustle and bustle of the real world whiz past the site of the old station at five or ten miles over the speed limit, looking wondrously at brave explorers who pause to remember the site. Until 1995 the road crossed the tracks at this point but a number of accidents in the vicinity caused the city to close the intersection.

Location: North of Kennesaw
Directions: I75 to exit 273(Wade Green Road), right on Jiles Road. Bear right on Baker Rd. The site of the station is on the left, shortly thereafter.
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Date added: November 16, 2003
Last update: October 3, 2004


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