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Nash Farm Battlefield & Museum

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Nash Farm Park was the site of the largest Cavalry raid in Georgia’s history and a huge Confederate campsite. The Nash Farm Battlefield is a park owned by the Henry County Board of Commissioners. It is open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. The Nash Farm Battlefield Museum (operated and staffed by the Friends of Nash Farm, Inc.) is open Friday & Saturday from 9am-5pm and by appointment. The museum has archeological and civil war artifacts, a research library, and activities for children. Admission is free to both attractions.

Nash Farm Battlefield Museum
Nash Farm Battlefield

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Nash Farm Battlefield, a public park of over 200 acres, is located in western Henry County about 21 miles south of Atlanta. The Civil War battles called "Lovejoy" or "Lovejoy's Station" once covered many square miles of land; however, much of it has been developed.

Local citizens, preservationists, and historians fought hard to stop the development of the rural farmland, which Henry County purchased to develop a historic park to commemorate the Civil War battle. The farmhouse on the property is now the museum and the barn has been renovated into a public meeting and event facility. Walking trails have been built through the property. 

During the second half of 1864, the Nash Farm was the scene of much military activity, including Kilpatrick's Raid, infantry battles and skirmishes that marked the end of the Atlanta Campaign, as well as the campsites belonging to Confederate General Stephen Dill Lee's Army Corps.

Sources

http://www.henrycountybattlefield.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lovejoy%27s_Station http://www.co.henry.ga.us/parksrecreation/parks_nashfarmpark.shtml

Address
100 Babbs Mill Road
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone Number
404-281-8651 | 770-468-4313
Hours
Battlefield: Sunrise to Sunset Museum: Friday and Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (or by appointment)
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  • Military History
This location was created on 2015-12-19 by Eliza Newland .   It was last updated on 2015-12-19 by Eliza Newland .

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