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Near Cumming in Forsyth County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Poole's Mill Covered Bridge

 
 
Poole's Mill Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2000
1. Poole's Mill Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Cherokee Chief George Welch constructed a grist mill here on his extensive homeplace c. 1820. An uncovered bridge was later added. With the 1838 removal of the Cherokees, the land was sold to Jacob Scudder. Dr. M. L. Pool purchased it from Scudder´s family in 1880. Abandoned in 1947, the mill burned in 1959. The original bridge washed away in 1899 and was replaced with the present 96-foot structure in 1901. Constructed in the Town lattice design by Bud Gentry, the bridge´s web of planks crisscrossing at 45- to 60-degree angles are fastened with wood pegs, or trunnels, at each intersection.
 
Erected 2000 by The Georgia HIstorical Society and the Historical Society of Forsyth County, Inc. (Marker Number 58-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 17.449′ N, 84° 14.557′ W. Marker is near Cumming, Georgia, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Old Poole's Mill Road 0.2 miles north of Heardsville Circle, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is visible (with slight difficulty) from the newer concrete bridge on Poole's Mill Road, which replaced the covered bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Cumming GA 30028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Poole's Mill Covered Bridge before the Marker was installed. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 4, 2000
2. Poole's Mill Covered Bridge before the Marker was installed.
At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (approx. 8.2 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 8.3 miles away); Colonel William Cumming (approx. 8.3 miles away); Forsyth County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Cumming School (approx. 8.3 miles away); Cumming Historic Cemetery (approx. 8.5 miles away); Fowler Family Farm (approx. 9.6 miles away); Fort Buffington (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cumming.
 
More about this marker. To reach the marker and the bridge, it is necessary to park and follow an easy trail through the county park which has been constructed at the bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Poole's Mill Covered Bridge. The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains a very detailed web site on Poole's Mill Covered Bridge. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USBridges & ViaductsNative Americans
 
Poole's Mill Covered Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 16, 2000
3. Poole's Mill Covered Bridge and Marker
The marker and a small bench have been added (and trash cans removed).
Poole's Mill Covered Bridge 2009 image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 19, 2009
4. Poole's Mill Covered Bridge 2009
The bridge was covered over with boards in the 2000 photos. This is a view taken in 2009 that shows the Town Lattice design more clearly.
Poole's Mill Covered Bridge Interior image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, April 19, 2009
5. Poole's Mill Covered Bridge Interior
View looking back towards the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,700 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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