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Aragon in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring

 
 
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
1. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Inscription.  The spring 175 yds. E. was the camping place of Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge’s 16th A.C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee [US], May 23, 1864, enroute from the Etowah River to Dallas, Paulding County.

May 24. Brig. Gen. J.C. Davis’ (2nd) div., 14th Corps, Army of the Cumberland [US], camped at the spring, enroute from Rome to Dallas.

These troops were part of the right wing of Sherman’s forces, moving to outflank Johnston’s army [CS] at Allatoona. This resulted in 10 days of battle at New Hope Church & Dallas, in Paulding County.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 115-2.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1898.
 
Location. 34° 2.889′ N, 85° 3.743′ W. Marker is in Aragon, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Rome Highway (Georgia Route 101) and West 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Rome Highway
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aragon GA 30104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown (approx. ľ mile away); Rockmart Memorial Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rockmart Slate House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Old Van Wert Polk County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stilesboro Academy (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro (approx. 9.2 miles away); Army of the Tenn. To Dallas (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same title erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
2. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Looking south toward Aragon on Rome Highway (Ga 101); the construction of a marker post, with rebar steel inside the concrete, is visible here (although not by intent).
Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
3. Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring Marker
Looking north toward Rome; the Rome Highway (Ga 101) is to the left, with West 1st Street leading to the right (and the spring).
Peek's Spring Today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 14, 2009
4. Peek's Spring Today
The spring in Aragon has been dammed to create a small lake, now a recreational area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023