Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site of McPeak House

Marker ID: GHM 031-23
Location: Ga 54, 1/4 mile south of Battle Creek Rd, NE of Jonesboro
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 32.996    W 084° 20.898
  33.549933    -84.3483
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2E8T
Site of McPeak House  Marker  


Cited in Official Records of military operations at Jonesboro, 1864; not the one standing in 1958, but one at rear on the old road of which the driveway is a remaining portion.

Aug. 31, 1864, Hardee´s A. C. & Anderson´s div. of S. D. Lee´s, marched via this old rd. when they detoured from the Rough & Ready road to the one near the railroad, enroute to Jonesboro. This 3 A. M. detour was made to avoid Federal outposts at the bridge near Chamber´s Mill.

This sector was occupied by Federal 14th A. C. troops under Gen. J. C. Davis in the 2d day of battle at Jonesboro, Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. Davis had headquarters at the McPeak house.