Mountain View in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rough and Ready Tavern
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 30, 1864.
Location. 33° 38.752′ N, 84° 23.418′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Old Dixie Highway (U.S. 41 at milepost 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. Jonesboro Threatened (a few steps from this marker); Rough and Ready (a few steps from this marker); Transfer Point (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 south of the Fulton County line.
Regarding Rough and Ready Tavern. Federal troops cutting the railroad south of Rough and Ready, mentioned on the marker, was one of the most important actions in the Battle of Atlanta. With this act all railroads supplying Atlanta had been cut, leaving Confederate General John Bell Hood no option but to abandon the city with his troops. They blew up all the munitions and supplies they couldn't carry; this was one of the most remembered scenes in "Gone with the Wind."
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,548 times since then and 55 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.