Historic Markers Across Georgia



Rough and Ready Tavern



Marker ID: GHM 031-2
Location: US 41/Ga 3 in Mountain View
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 38.750    W 084° 23.419
  33.645833    -84.39031
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GW3
Rough and Ready Tavern  Marker  



Text:

Here stood the Rough and Ready Tavern or Old Bagley House which was at different times a residence, tavern, general store, arsenal & probably headquarters of Gen. Hardee Aug. 30, 1864. To this place, mentioned in "Gone With The Wind," the people of Atlanta were evacuated for further transport south. At Rough & Ready Station on the Macon & Western R. R. stood a water tank & wood shed for the engines. Fed. Troops cut the railroad 1 mile below here Aug. 31, 1864, completing the isolation of Atlanta. Timbers from the Tavern, torn down in 1917, serve as sills in the nearby McBrayer house.

GHM 031-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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