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

Transfer Point

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Transfer Point Marker
Inscription. After the occupation of Atlanta by Federal forces, Sept. 2, 1864, the remaining civilians were required to register for transportation to points north or south as desired.

Those electing to go south were carried, with household goods, in army wagons from Atlanta to Rough and Ready where, by truce agreement, they were transferred in Hood’s wagons [CS] to the rail-head at Lovejoy’s. From there they continued south on the Macon & Western R. R.

Mass eviction of the populace was necessitated by the transformation of Atlanta into an armed camp under martial law -­ a status that prevailed until the following Nov. 16.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 38.74′ N, 84° 23.416′ 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
Transfer Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Transfer Point Marker
marker); Jonesboro Threatened ( a few steps from this marker); Rough and Ready Tavern ( 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. 2.7 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
 
Transfer Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. Transfer Point Marker
Looking north on Old Dixie Highway, the four markers at Rough and Ready are Transfer Point, Rough and Ready, Jonesboro Threatened, and Rough and Ready Tavern.
 
 
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 998 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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