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Marsh House

A historic residence that offers a glimpse into 19th-century life.

The Marsh House, built in 1836 by Spencer Stewart Marsh, offers visitors a rare glimpse into yesteryear. When it became apparent the Civil War would come to Northwest Georgia, the Marsh family moved to Cassville, Ga. to escape the oncoming troops. While the family was away, Union troops occupied the house. Upon returning after the war, the Marshes discovered devastation: all their furniture and household items had been taken, the floors in the downstairs hall were blood soaked and marked with hoof prints, many bullets were found in the outer walls of the house and bullet holes had shattered the glass around the south upstairs outer door. Walker County purchased the house in 2003. Under an agreement with the Walker County Historical Society, the County owns the building and participates in its continuing restoration through the Walker County Historic Preservation Commission.

Window to the Past


308 N Main St, LaFayette, GA 30728, USA

House Tours

Step into the elegant world of the 19th century at the Marsh House. A beautifully preserved antebellum home, it offers a glimpse into the past with its period furnishings and architecture. Explore the rooms, hear the tales, and be transported to a bygone era.

The Marsh House stands as a beautifully preserved example of antebellum architecture and lifestyle. Explore the rooms, furnishings, and stories that define the Marsh family legacy.

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