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Rock Spring in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Tavern Road

 
 
Old Tavern Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
1. Old Tavern Road Marker
Inscription.

May 7, 1864. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (US)(15th & 16th A.C.), having marched by Lee & Gordon's Mill turned S.E. at this point & via Rock Springs Ch. on the old Tavern Road (State Highway 95), marched to its intersection with State Highway 151 & camped there that night. McPherson's objective was to outflank Johnston's forces (CS) at Dalton by seizing Snake Cr. Gap. As originally planned, this flanking march was to have been from Guntersville, Ala. via Rome and Kingston, but failing to secure additional forces, Sherman decided on a more restricted approach to Johnston's rear, via Villanow and & Snake Creek Gap.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 146-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 49.244′ N, 85° 14.51′ W. Marker is in Rock Spring, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Hwy 27 and Rock Spring Drive (State Highway 95), on the right when traveling north on Old Hwy 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Spring GA 30739, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Springs Church
Old Tavern Road Marker-View image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
2. Old Tavern Road Marker-View
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Worthen's Gap (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peavine Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); Henderson Plantation (approx. 3 miles away); Leet's Spring and Tanyard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Clarissa Hunt Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rock Spring, Georgia. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Old Tavern Road Marker-South View image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
3. Old Tavern Road Marker-South View
The road in the forefront is Rock Spring Dr. looking down Old Highway 27.
Old Tavern Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
4. Old Tavern Road Marker
Old US Highway 27 is in the distance, with Rock Springs Drive (Georgia Highway 95) in the foreground and to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 30, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   4. submitted on July 30, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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