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

Jonesboro Threatened

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Jonesboro Threatened Marker
Inscription. August 30, 1864. On receipt of Hardee’s report from Rough and Ready of Federal threats to the M. & W. R. R., at Jonesboro, Hood directed Hardee & S. D. Lee [CS] to come to headquarters. The locomotive N. C. MONROE was sent for them at sunset: Hardee at Rough and Ready, Lee at East Point. On reaching Atlanta, Hardee was directed by Hood to march two corps -- his own, under Cleburne, from near Rough and Ready, & Lee’s from East Point -- to Jonesboro.

This was an endeavor to checkmate the Federal threat to Atlanta’s last R. R. Hardee arrived by rail at Jonesboro before dawn the 31st, in advance of his marching soldiery.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 38.748′ N, 84° 23.418′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Old Dixie Highway (U.S. 41 at milepost 16), 0.1 miles north of Conley Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rough and Ready (here, next to this
Jonesboro Threatened Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Jonesboro Threatened Marker
Rough and Ready Tavern marker is visible in the background, looking north on Old Dixie Highway.
marker); Rough and Ready Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Transfer Point (a few steps from this marker); Hapeville, Georgia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Christ Church, Hapeville (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thames House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
 
More about this marker. Marker is .1 mile south of the Fulton County line.
 
Additional comments.
1. Four Markers Missing?
While trying to look on Google streetview (as of Nov 2016) of this alignment of many markers along U.S. 41, I was unable to see any of them. Can anyone please verify these markers still are here?
    — Submitted March 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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