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Near Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site: Blake’s Mill

 
 
Site: Blake’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 18, 2012
1. Site: Blake’s Mill Marker
Inscription. N. Fork Peachtree Creek. West of the road was the ante-bellum structure of a mill owned and operated by John Blake (1798-1854).

July 18, 1864. Blair’s 17th A. C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee (US Flag), enroute from Roswell to Decatur, camped here ~ where both McPherson and Blair had h’dq’rs. Dodge’s 16th A. C. camped 1 mi. N. on the Rainey plantation where some of Sweeny’s men fought a sham battle using green apples for bullets.

Logan’s 15th A. C. detoured 1.5 mi. N. to join Garrard's cav. at Browning's Court House (now TUCKER), 4 mi. E. of here ~ a move that began the destruction of the Georgia R. R. at Stone Mtn.
 
Erected 1986 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 044-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 51.7′ N, 84° 17.2′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Shallowford Road 0.1 miles south of Interstate 85, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate
Site: Blake’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 18, 2012
2. Site: Blake’s Mill Marker
(approx. half a mile away); 1941 ✯ Naval Air Station Atlanta ✯ 1959 (approx. 1.5 miles away); 1917 ✯ Camp Gordon ✯ 1919 (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Rainey Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur (approx. 1.9 miles away); The March to Decatur (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site: Henderson’s Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Wm. Johnston's Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had disappeared from near this location. The replacement marker had been removed for construction in approximately 1999, but was reinstalled in this location, a short distance from the original site, in 2012.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site: Blake’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 18, 2012
3. Site: Blake’s Mill Marker
Looking across Shallowford Road at the bridge over the North Fork of Peachtree Creek (left of the marker).
Site: Blake’s Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 18, 2012
4. Site: Blake’s Mill Marker
Looking north on Shallowford Road toward Interstate 85.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 17 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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