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

Site of McPeak House

 
 
Site of McPeak House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Site of McPeak House Marker
Inscription.  Cited in Official Records of military operations at Jonesboro, 1864; not the one standing in 1958, but one at rear on the old road of which the driveway is a remaining portion.

Aug. 31, 1864, Hardee’s A. C. & Anderson’s div. of S. D. Lee’s, marched via this old rd. when they detoured from the Rough & Ready road to the one near the railroad, enroute to Jonesboro. This 3 A. M. detour was made to avoid Federal outposts at the bridge near Chamber’s Mill.

This sector was occupied by Federal 14th A. C. troops under Gen. J. C. Davis in the 2d day of battle at Jonesboro, Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. Davis had headquarters at the McPeak house.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-23.)
 
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 date for this entry is September 1, 1899.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 32.996′ N, 84° 20.898′ 
Site of McPeak House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Site of McPeak House Marker
View is looking north on Georgia Highway 54.
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W. Marker was in Jonesboro, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker was on Jonesboro Road (Georgia Route 54) ¼ mile south of Battle Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 7493 Highway 54N, Jonesboro GA 30236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Jonesboro The Second Day (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Warren House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hardee’s Corps at Jonesboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Warren House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hardee’s Detour (approx. 1.3 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Two Days of Battle at Jonesboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Patrick Cleburne Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesboro.
 
Site of McPeak House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Site of McPeak House Marker
The McPeak House is no longer standing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022