The place name of Cohutta Springs appears on Murray County maps in at least three locations, not including North Cohutta Springs, which makes a fourth. It can become quite confusing for researchers. Genealogists whose families were listed at Cohutta Springs in the 1860s should look closely at this "other" Cohutta Springs, in the Tenth District, Third Section of Murray County (I'll call it Cohutta Springs West, to clarify ).
THE "OTHER" COHUTTA SPRINGS:
Waterhouse's farm is mentioned in Civil War correspondence as a place
where Union scouts rendezvoused while scouting the Confederate-held
Spring Place, just before the Atlanta Campaign. During or after the
Civil War, a Confederate, Major M.D.L. McCroskey, bought the Waterhouse
plantation. His name appears on this map, on land lot 96 in the Tenth
and Third, just east of the five-way intersection.
Mail delivery was spotty in the
early history of Murray County. Callaway Campbell, a resident of this
Cohutta Springs area that is west of Cisco (land lot 82 on map), has
difficulty getting mail when he first moves into Murray, before the
Civil War. Later, mail delivery became easier after a post office opened
in his area. Cal Campbell's land
is to the north west, almost cater-cornered, and shows a mill (land lot
82). In the 1860s, folks in Cisco and west of there were listed in
census as residing in the Tenth District, Cohutta Springs. In other
census years, it may show Tenth District, 874, and other designations.
Much later, it became known as Colvard's, after a physician who owned
the plantation and ran a store at the crossroads. There was also a big
spring, which became known as Colvard's spring.
Residents of the Cisco area, at least those west of the ridge, were
listed in 1860 census as residing in the Tenth District, Cohutta
Springs. In the 1880s, some of them file pension applications, listing
Cohutta Springs as their address.