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

Old Montgomery Fy. Rd.

 
 
Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 15, 2009
1. Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. Marker
Inscription.  A section of the old Montgomery Ferry Road ran N.W. from Geo. W. Collier’s house (Land Lot 104) & crossed Peachtree Road (below Palisades). This point, on the old rd. is S.W. of the site of the war-time house of Andrew J. Collier which stood until recent years.

Brig. Gen. Clement H. Stevens, [CS] commanding a brigade, Walker’s div., Hardee’s A.C. was killed near this spot while ordering the withdrawal of his troops after an unsuccessful assault on Federal forces posted on the high ground north of Collier Road - in the Battle of Peachtree Creek, July 20, 1864.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-84.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 48.329′ N, 84° 23.753′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of 28th Street NW and Wycliff Road NW, on the left when traveling
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east on 28th Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield of Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Indian Trail Echota (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hardee’s Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coburn's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Hardee at Peachtree Creek (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Nov. 23, 2020