Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Cross Keys



Marker ID: GHM 044-7
Location: Johnson Ferry Rd at Ashford-Dunwoody Dr
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 43.184    W 084° 19.540
  33.719733    -84.32566
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1V0V
Old Cross Keys  Marker  



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Ante-bellum crossroads settlement & Post Office: James Reeve (1792 - 1852) Post Master & merchant. Prior to 1864 the Post Office was removed to a point between Chamblee & Doraville where, name unchanged, it was known as Cross Keys Post Office.

To distinguish the one from the other, this place was called Old Cross Keys & was thus cited in Federal dispatches, maps & reports of military operations here in 1864.

At this point, a brief contact was made between the marching columns of Dodge´s 16th & Schofield´s 23d A.C. July 18, both enroute to Decatur from Chattahoochee River Crossings.

GHM 044-7 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1954



 

 

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