Highway 29 Historical Marker, Palmetto

This U. S. Highway 29 marker explains the origin of Palmetto’s name: Palmetto was named by a member of the Palmetto Guards, a Regiment from South Carolina en route to the Mexican War. This was in appreciation of the hospitality shown them by the community while encamped here in January 1847.

Palmetto was originally part of old Campbell County, which was annexed by Fulton County in 1931.

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