Historic Markers Across Georgia

Terry's Mill Pond

Marker ID: GHM 044-52
Location: Glenwood Avenue just east of I-20 interchange
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.380    W 084° 19.619
  33.739666    -84.32698
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2DH3
Terry's Mill Pond Marker  


The flat area S. was the bed of Terry´s mill pond -- the impounded waters of Sugar Cr. Tom Terry (1823-1861) operated the grist mill that stood 800 yds. downstream. It was burned by Federal troops July 29, 1864, & was rebuilt and operated some years after the war.

The considerable area of the pond made it a notable landmark in the 1850´s - 1860´s, & further prominence attached because it is cited in military annals recording the movements of Walker´s & Bate´s divs., Hardee´s corps, [CSA] to the battlefield of July 22, 1864, which indicate that Gen. Walker was killed near the upper end of the mill pond.

GHM 044-52 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1985