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

Dry Pond

 
 
Dry Pond Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
1. Dry Pond Marker Post
The base of the broken marker remains attached to the post. Boat Rock Road is in the background.
Inscription.  An old Campbell County crossroads cited in James P. Snell’s Diary as “a one-horse settlement with no pond, but two or three houses & blacksmith shop” — a landmark in the movement of Howard’s Army of the Tennessee from the Atlanta siege lines to the A. & W. P. railroad. Aug 27, 1864. From this crossroads, the 15th A. C. marched S.E.; the 16th & 17th A. C. due S., their objective: Shadnor Ch. & Fairburn where, together with Army of the Cumberland & 23d A. C. troops. The railroad was cut, after which they moved E. to Rough & Ready and Jonesboro to seize the Macon R.R. The 2 days of battle at Jonesboro caused the evacuation of Atlanta.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 60-166.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 42.522′ N, 84° 33.519′ W. Marker was near
Dry Pond Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
2. Dry Pond Marker Post
Campbellton Road is in the background, with Boat Rock Road leading to the right.
Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Boat Rock Road and Campbellton Road and New Hope Road SW, on the right when traveling north on Boat Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Historic Owl Rock Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sandtown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 3.4 miles away); Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 3˝ miles away); Historic Mt. Gilead (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mt. Gilead M. E. Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 5 miles 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 May 17, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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