Historic Markers Across Georgia

Rough and Ready

Marker ID: GHM 031-5
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: WM2GW5
Rough and Ready  Marker  


A way-station on a stage line from Macon to upper Georgia in the 1840´s; Post Office, Apr. 5, 1847 - June 24, 1869. Also, a cotton shipping point -- the tavern an eating house for passengers -- after the Macon & Western (Central of Georgia) R. R. was constructed in 1846.

After Federal forces left off siege operations on the Atlanta front, Aug. 25, 1864, they moved in a wide swing to the S. To counter this move, Hardee´s A. C. [CS] was shifted to a line W. of here, between East Point & Thames´ Mill & Gen. Hardee set up a command post at Rough and Ready, 1 P. M. Aug. 30, to observe this latest Federal threat to the M. & W. R. R.