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Durand's Mill

 
 
Durand's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
1. Durand's Mill Marker
Inscription. Water-powered sawmill & factory operated in the 1860’s by Samuel A. Durand (1822-1891), later on by Frederick A. Williams (1817-1883), whose name long designated the old road leading S.W. and now known, in sections, as Briarcliff and Williams Mill Rds., Fortune and Houston Sts., the latter terminating in downtown Atanta.

Later, J.F. Wallace (1840-1902) succeeded Williams; his name was given to Wallace Station-a former stop on the Seaboard R.R.; also the road S.E. to Emory University where it joins Clifton. Federal 4th Corps troops crossed S. Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand’s Mill July 20, 1864 during their advance upon Atlanta.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 044-27.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.201′ N, 84° 20.137′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Briarcliff Road and Old Briarcliff Way, on the right when traveling north on Old Briarcliff Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Durand's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
2. Durand's Mill Marker
The South fork of Peachtree Creek is in the background.
4th A.C. at Durand's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Ground (approx. half a mile away); Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stanley’s & Wood’s Sector (approx. 0.9 miles away); Closing the Gap (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cheatham's Salient (approx. 1.1 miles away); Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site: Judge James Paden House: Gen. J.D. Cox’s H’dq’rs (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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