Historic Markers Across Georgia



Wm. Johnston's Mill



Marker ID: GHM 044-13
Location: Briarwood Rd SE of Buford Hwy at North Fork, Peachtree Creek
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.535    W 084° 19.324
  33.84225    -84.32206
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

About 0.3 miles upstream North Fork Peachtree Creek, is the site of a mill owned by Wm. Johnston (1789-1855), ~ a landmark of Federal military operations in the summer of 1864. Schofield´s 23d A.C., having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Isom´s Ferry July 8, began its march toward Decatur July 17 via Old Cross Keys and the House plantation. Cox´s division moved South East to Johnston´s mill where it camped night of July 18. This route was taken to enable the 23d A.C. to join McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee likewise marching to Decatur.

GHM 044-13 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1985



 

 

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