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Mountain View in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rough and Ready Tavern
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Rough and Ready Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Rough and Ready Tavern Marker
 
Inscription. Here stood the Rough and Ready Tavern or Old Bagley House which was at different times a residence, tavern, general store, arsenal & probably headquarters of Gen. Hardee Aug. 30, 1864. To this place, mentioned in “Gone With The Wind,” the people of Atlanta were evacuated for further transport south. At Rough and Ready Station on the Macon & Western R.R. stood a water tank & wood shed for the engines. Fed. troops cut the railroad 1 mile below here Aug. 31, 1864, completing the isolation of Atlanta. Timbers from the Tavern, torn down in 1917, serve as sills in the nearby McBrayer house.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 38.752′ N, 84° 23.418′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Old Dixie Highway (U.S. 41 at milepost 16), 0.1 miles north of Conley Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jonesboro Threatened (a few steps from this marker); Rough and Ready (a few steps from this marker); Transfer Point (a few steps from this marker); Hapeville, Georgia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Christ Church, Hapeville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thames House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mountain View.
 
Rough and Ready Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Rough and Ready Tavern Marker
In the background, looking south on Old Dixie Highway, are the Jonesboro Threatened, Rough and Ready, and Transfer Point markers.
 

 
More about this marker. Marker is .1 south of the Fulton County line.
 
Regarding Rough and Ready Tavern. Federal troops cutting the railroad south of Rough and Ready, mentioned on the marker, was one of the most important actions in the Battle of Atlanta. With this act all railroads supplying Atlanta had been cut, leaving Confederate General John Bell Hood no option but to abandon the city with his troops. They blew up all the munitions and supplies they couldn't carry; this was one of the most remembered scenes in "Gone with the Wind."
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,941 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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