Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site: Blake's Mill

Marker ID: GHM 044-11
Location: Shallowford Rd just southeast of I-85 interchange
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 51.708    W 084° 17.214
  33.8618    -84.2869
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGHBQ
Site: Blake's Mill Marker  


North Fork Peachtree Creek. West of the road was the ante-bellum structure of a mill owned and operated by John Blake (1798-1854).

July 18, 1864. Blair´s 17th A.C. of McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee [USA], enroute from Roswell to Decatur, camped here where both McPherson and Blair had headquarters. Dodge´s 16th camped 1 mile north on Rainey plantation where some of Sweeny´s men fought a sham battle using green apples for bullets.

Logan 15th A.C. detoured 1.5 miles north to join Garrard´s cavalry at Browning´s Court House (now Tucker) .4 miles east of here - a move that began the destruction of the Georgia R.R. at Stone Mountain.
GHM 044-11 - Georgia Historical Commission- 1986

Site: Blake's Mill
Photo by David Seibert