“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Mountain View in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Rough and Ready

Rough and Ready Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Rough and Ready Marker
Inscription.  A way station on a stage line from Macon to upper Georgia in the 1840's; Post Office, Apr. 5, 1847 - June 24, 1869. Also, a cotton shipping point - the tavern an eating house for passengers -- after the Macon & Western (Central of Georgia) R.R. was constructed in 1846.

After Federal forces left off siege operations on the Atlanta, Aug. 25, 1864, they moved in a wide swing to the S. To counter this moved, Hardee's A.C. [CS] was shifted to a line W. of here, between East Point & Thames' Mill & Gen. Hardee set up a command post at Rough and Ready, 1 P.M. Aug. 30, to observe this latest Federal threat to the M. & W. R. R.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 38.744′ N, 84° 23.417′ 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
Rough and Ready Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Rough and Ready Marker
Jonesboro Threatened marker can be seen to the right; the road is the Old Dixie Highway.
south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transfer Point (here, next to this marker); Jonesboro Threatened (here, next to this marker); Rough and Ready Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Hapeville, Georgia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Christ Church, Hapeville (approx. 1 miles away); Delta Air Lines (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thames House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
More about this marker. Marker is .1 mile south of the Fulton County line.
Additional comments.
1. Four Markers Missing?
While trying to look on Google streetview (as of Nov 2016) of this alignment of many markers along U.S. 41, I was unable to see any of them. Can anyone please verify these markers still are here?
    — Submitted March 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 3 times this year. 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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