Near Buckhead in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The construction of Park’s Mill is thought to be contemporary with the creation of Morgan County by act of the Georgia Legislature in 1807. It was created on the banks of the Oconee River on land that was intermittently part of Greene County and Morgan Counties, as the county boundary in this area shifted several times during the 19th century. In 1839, it is identified as being in Morgan County, and it is known as Parks Bridge. Then in 1919 it appears located in Greene County, identified as Parks Ferry.
In addition to the grist mill and the ferry, Park’s Mill was the location of the Park family home, which also served as general store, tavern and inn for travelers along this route. Around the turn of the century it was a Post Office site, although records suggest that the site was known as Riverside given its location on the banks of the Oconee River. In the 19th century this was a significant early route for traffic between Greene and Morgan Counties, but by the 1930s the mill and dam had collapsed. The house was relocated to Woods Road in Morgan County at the time that Lake Oconee was created, where it is identified by another historical marker.
Erected 2009 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Location. 33° 31.639′ N, 83° 18.349′ W. Marker is near Buckhead, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Parks Mill Road and Reids Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on Parks Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckhead GA 30625, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swords (approx. 1.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.3 miles away); Park Home and Site of Park’s Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 4.3 miles away); Buckhead (approx. 4˝ miles away); Fort Mathews (approx. 6.1 miles away); Stagecoach Road (approx. 6˝ miles away); Bethany (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhead.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The nearby Park Home and Site of Park’s Mill Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.