Kolb Farmhouse

Picture showing the Kolb Farmhouse
Kolb Farmhouse at Kennesaw Mountain NBP

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Intersection of Powder Springs Rd. and Callaway Rd.
Oldest structure in the park, site of major Civil War Battle (Battle of Kolb's Farm)
National Battlefield Park

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The Kolb family was one of several pioneering families of Cobb County who came to the area after the removal of the Cherokee people. Peter Valentine and Eliza Kolb purchased 600 acres of woodland, turning it into a prosperous family farm and were considered an upper middle-class family. As a prosperous yeoman farmer, Peter Valentine Kolb had seven children, 10 slaves, several outbuildings, in addition to his to 600 acres of farmland.
On the afternoon of June 22, 1864, Union soldiers repulsed Confederate General Hood’s ill-fated attack just north of Powder Spring Road. The Kolb house was used as headquarters for Union General Joseph Hooker and as a temporary field hospital. During the fighting, the home and farm suffered major damage. Although they did not immediately return to the area, the Kolb family would return to the location after the war. Today, the once large farm consists only of the original farmhouse and the Kolb family cemetery.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Last updated: February 23, 2021