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

Wm. Johnston's Mill

 
 
Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
1. Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker
The marker text is in poor condition.
Inscription.  

About 0.3 mile upstream N. Fork Peachtree Cr., is the site of a mill owned by Wm. Johnston (1789-1855), -a landmark of Federal military operations in the Summer of 1864. Schofield’s 23d A.C., having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Isom’s Ferry July 8, began its march towards Decatur July 17 via Old Cross Keys and the House plantation. Cox’s div. camped at House’s from which point Hascall’s div. moved S.E. to Johnston’s mill where it camped night of July 18. This route was taken to enable the 23d A.C. to join McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee likewise marching to Decatur.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 044-13.)
 
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. 33° 50.516′ N, 84° 19.32′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Briarwood 0.2 miles south of Buford Highway (Georgia Route 13), on the left when traveling south.
Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
2. Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1835 Briarwood Road NE, Atlanta GA 30329, 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. Solomon Goodwin’s Res. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brookhaven Historic District (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Old Cheshire Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Oglethorpe University (approx. 2.2 miles away); The 16th & 23d Corps March to Decatur (approx. 2.2 miles away); Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Samuel House Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
3. Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker
Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
4. Wm. Johnston's Mill Marker
The marker has now been defaced by grafitti.
North Peachtree Creek image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
5. North Peachtree Creek
View upstream towards Old Williams Mill site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   4. submitted on March 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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