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Near Buckhead in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Park's Mill

 
 
Park's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
1. Park's Mill Marker
Inscription. On the occasion of its Bicentennial, Morgan County placed this marker here to commemorate the community of

Park’s Mill

The construction of Park’s Mill is thought to be contemporary with the creation of Morgan County by act of the Georgia Legislature in 1807. It was created on the banks of the Oconee River on land that was intermittently part of Greene County and Morgan Counties, as the county boundary in this area shifted several times during the 19th century. In 1839, it is identified as being in Morgan County, and it is known as Parks Bridge. Then in 1919 it appears located in Greene County, identified as Parks Ferry.

In addition to the grist mill and the ferry, Park’s Mill was the location of the Park family home, which also served as general store, tavern and inn for travelers along this route. Around the turn of the century it was a Post Office site, although records suggest that the site was known as Riverside given its location on the banks of the Oconee River. In the 19th century this was a significant early route for traffic between Greene and Morgan Counties, but by the 1930s the mill and dam had collapsed. The house was relocated to Woods Road in Morgan County at the time that Lake Oconee was created, where it is identified by another historical marker.

Because of
Park's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2009
2. Park's Mill Marker
Looking east, toward the original site of Park's Mill. That site is now under Lake Oconee.
the individuals who take pride in this community, Park’s Mill is recognized as a significant part of our county history
 
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 33° 31.639′ N, 83° 18.349′ W. Marker is near Buckhead, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Parks Mill Road and Reids Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on Parks Mill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckhead GA 30625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swords (approx. 1.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.3 miles away); Park Home and Site of Park’s Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 4.3 miles away); Buckhead (approx. 4.5 miles away); Fort Mathews (approx. 6.1 miles away); Stagecoach Road (approx. 6.5 miles away); Bethany (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buckhead.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The nearby Park Home and Site of Park’s Mill Marker
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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