Cartersville, Georgia: Friendship Plaza - World's Only Creditor Monument

In 1860 Mark Anthony Cooper, "The Iron King of Georgia," erected a monument to the men who loaned him money so that he could continue being rich.
Address:
E. Main St., Cartersville, GA
Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of E. Main St./Hwy 113 just west of the train tracks. I-75 exit 288 will take you straight past it, on the right.
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Creditor monument. Friendship Plaza

The Plaza Features Cooper's Friendship Monument, the only monument known that was erected by a debtor to honor his creditors. Just prior to the Civil War, Mark Anthony Cooper, The Iron King Of Georgia, built the monument in tribute to his 38 friends who aided him in a financial crisis. The plaza commemorates numerous other notables in Bartow County's history.

[Michelle, 01/25/2004]

May 2012: Photo added.

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