As a Ga Insurance agent in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, I have come to realize and appreciate the extraordinary history throughout this area. As the early settlers traversed this great continent, they typically followed the trails blazed by Indians over the centuries before. The easiest southern route passed right through this area, primarily what we call today the Georgia counties of Bartow and Cobb.
One of the early families to settle here in 1857 went by the last name Jones to whom a son had been born some ten years earlier by the name of Samuel P. Jones. This son grew up to be a Methodist minister and evangelist, preaching the gospel across our country. He built a magnificent home here in Cartersville where he raised his family. Upon his death in 1906, the State of Georgia bestowed a great honor by allowing his body to be displayed in the rotunda of the State Capital before being transported by train back to his hometown of Cartersville for burial.
For those that have never heard of this extraordinary man, visit Nashville and the Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Captain Thomas Ryman was so inspired by Sam Jones’ preaching that he built that facility naming it the Union Gospel Tabernacle for him to preach in. Upon Rymans’ death ,Sam urged the renaming of that facility to its current name.
As for Sams’ home in Cartersville, it still exists as a museum and is owned and maintained by Bartow County. It is an important landmark and is definitely protected by Ga Insurance.
We all have landmarks such as businesses and homes that are just as important to us as certain ones are to our community, state and nation. Is your landmark protected by Ga insurance? See the agents at Parmenter Insurance Agency at plwinsurance.com. Call or e-mail us to learn more about protecting your most valuable assests. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Guy Parmenter