Historic Markers Across Georgia

John B. Gordon Hall

Marker ID: GHM 146-2
Location: in park several blocks north of downtown on N. Main St. in LaFayette
County: Walker
Coordinates: N 34° 42.525    W 085° 16.858
  34.7087477    -85.28096488
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD4B
John B. Gordon Hall Marker  


This old academy, built in 1836, was in the line of fire during the Battle of LaFayette in the War Between the States. General Braxton Bragg who had his headquarters in LaFayette, planned the Battle of Chickamauga under an old oak tree that stood in front of this building and was known as ´Bragg´s Oak.´ The tree was destroyed by lightning a few years ago. The LaFayette Chapters of the D.A.R. and U.D.C. purchased this historic building to preserve it. It was renamed John B. Gordon Hall for Gen. Gordon former pupil in the academy.

GHM 146- Georgia Historical Commission 1953