Tue., May 15, 2012 8:32am (EDT)

Jonesboro Rezones Battlefield
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

JONESBORO, Ga.  —  
Historians had sought to preserve an 11-acre battlefield where Confederate and Union forces clashed for two days in the Battle of Jonesborough. City officials have instead approved plans to build a funeral home on the site. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclebucko/139362832/>UncleBucko via Flickr</a>.)
Historians had sought to preserve an 11-acre battlefield where Confederate and Union forces clashed for two days in the Battle of Jonesborough. City officials have instead approved plans to build a funeral home on the site. (Photo Courtesy of UncleBucko via Flickr.)
The Jonesboro City Council voted Monday night to approve plans to annex and rezone a Civil War battlefield to make way for a funeral home planning to open on the site.

Historians had sought to preserve the 11-acre battlefield where Confederate and Union forces clashed for two days in the Battle of Jonesborough.

Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day says approval of the annexation and re-zoning requests means the proposed funeral home's owner could apply for construction permits immediately to begin building the facility.