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Aragon in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring

 
 
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
1. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Inscription. The spring 175 yds. E. was the camping place of Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], May 23, 1864, enroute from the Etowah River to Dallas, Paulding County.

May 24. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis’ (2nd) div., 14th Corps, Army of the Cumberland [US], camped at the spring, enroute from Rome to Dallas.

These troops were part of the right wing of Sherman’s forces, moving to outflank Johnston’s army [CS] at Allatoona. This resulted in 10 days of battle at New Hope Church & Dallas, in Paulding County.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 115-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 2.889′ N, 85° 3.743′ W. Marker is in Aragon, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Rome Highway (Georgia Route 101) and West 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Rome Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aragon GA 30104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown (approx. ľ mile away); McPherson’s March to Dallas
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
2. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Looking south toward Aragon on Rome Highway (Ga 101); the construction of a marker post, with rebar steel inside the concrete, is visible here (although not by intent).
(approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Van Wert Polk County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro (approx. 9.2 miles away); Army of the Tenn. To Dallas (approx. 9.7 miles away); Old Macedonia Church Organized 1847 (approx. 9.9 miles away); Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aragon.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same title erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
3. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Looking north toward Rome; the Rome Highway (Ga 101) is to the left, with West 1st Street leading to the right (and the spring).
Peek's Spring Today image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
4. Peek's Spring Today
The spring in Aragon has been dammed to create a small lake, now a recreational area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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