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The Historic Mable House, located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton Georgia, is an antebellum plantation plain house that has been renovated to its original appearance. The house was built by Robert Mable, a native of Scotland, in 1843 . The large Mable family grew cotton , sorghum, sweet potatoes and many other crops on the farm. Prior to the Emancipation , 11 slaves also lived and worked on the property. During the Civil War, the house was used as a field hospital for Union soldiers. Of particular note is the family cemetery on the property. The cemetery is the resting place of several slaves as well as many members of the Mabel Family.
Along with the house, the kitchen house, well and smoke house are also original to the property. Other buildings which have been moved to the grounds include a sweet potato house, blacksmith shop, and corn crib. The Mable House is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The rich history of the Mable House comes alive through an annual Storytelling Festival each October as well as school field trips. During a field trip, students are introduced to the story of Robert Mable and the history of the historic property. Age appropriate activities include a working blacksmith demonstration, a professional storyteller, a quilting art activity and a walking tour of the property. Children are challenged to imagine life on a farm around the time of the civil war.
Tours of the House and grounds are also offered throughout the year. Several docents have been trained to explain the history of the Mable Family, the Historic House and the grounds.
To arrange a tour or a school field trip, please call (770)819-3285.