East Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Terry's Mill Pond
The flat area S. was the bed of Terry's mill pond - the impounded waters of Sugar Cr. Tom Terry (1823-1861) operated the grist mill that stood 800 yds. downstream. It was burned by Federal troops July 29, 1864 & was rebuilt and operated some years after the war.
The considerable area of the pond made it a notable landmark in the 1850's-1860's, & further prominence attached because it is cited in military annals recording the movements of Walker's & Bate's divs., Hardee's corps, (CS) to the battlefield of July 22, 1864, which indicate that Gen. Walker was killed near the upper end of the mill pond.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-52.)
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 July 29, 1864.
Location. 33° 44.389′ N, 84° 19.617′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. It is in East Atlanta. Marker is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death of General Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.6 miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. ¾ mile away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Ground --1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. Across the street from this marker is a cannon monument in memory of Major General William H.T. Walker, C.S.A.
Also see . . . Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,678 times since then and 104 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.