Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site: Cobb's Mill

Marker ID: GHM 044-58
Location: 1510 Key Rd at Entrenchment Creek Water Plant
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 42.094    W 084° 19.939
  33.701566    -84.33231
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2T58
Site: Cobb's Mill Marker  


On the e. side of Intrenchment Creek, just above the bridge, stood a grist mill operated by William Cobb, a DeKalb County pioneer. The mill was a notable landmark in the movement of Confederate forces to the field of the Battle of Atlanta, fought July 22, 1864.

Hardee´s Corps, [CSA] consisting of 4 divs., made a 15-mi. night march from Atlanta, via McDonough & Fayetteville roads, to gain the rear of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. in E. Atlanta. Hardee´s troops reached Cobb´s Mill at dawn, where a halt was made to procure guides.

Wheeler´s Cav. [CSA] rode with the column, enroute to Decatur to seize McPherson´s wagon trains.

GHM 044-58 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956