Historic Marsh House

The City of LaFayette is home to a number of our areas most rich Civil War, Native American and African American history. When you’re visiting the City of LaFayette, be sure to step through the Gateway to one of our county’s most treasured landmarks—The Marsh-Warthen House.

Marsh House PIcture 

The Historic Marsh House was built in 1836 by Spencer Marsh, a judge and one time North Carolina State Senator. Marsh and his wife, Ruth, moved to the area in 1835. Marsh, along with Andrew Perry Allgood, founded the first cotton mill in Northwest Georgia.

The Marsh House remained in the family for 150 years.

Now, the antebellum home is owned and operated by Walker County and is a museum and events facility. Tours, local events and activities are hosted at this historic landmark on a yearly basis.

The Marsh House is located at 308 North Main Street in LaFayette, next to Chattooga Academy, where Confederate General Braxton Bragg planned the Battle of Chickamauga. Union soldiers occupied the Marsh House during the Civil War, where blood-soaked floors and hoof prints were left behind in the main hall.

The historic landmark is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a respected piece of LaFayette and Walker County history.

To learn more about this historic landmark and its events and tours, visit the Marsh House website.

Step through the Gateway and into our areas history!