Historic Markers Across Georgia

Farmer's Bridge Armuchee Creek

Marker ID: GHM 057-5
Location: US 27 at bridge over Armuchee Creek just S of Ga 140 jct
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 22.279    W 085° 10.369
  34.371316    -85.17281
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5TJ2
Farmer's Bridge Armuchee Creek Marker  


May 15, 1864. Minty´s Brigade of Garrard´s Cav. scouting toward Rome in advance of the infantry column, Davis´ div. (14th A.C.) encountered Brig. Gen. L.S. Ross´ Texas brigade (Jackson´s Cav. div.) at Farmer´s Bridge.

Ross was driven to within 3 mi. of Rome, where he was supported by infantry and artillery. Minty, driven back to the bridge, returned to Lay´s Ferry, (near Resaca) May 16.

May 17. Davis´s div enroute from Resaca, reached bridge at noon. Davis advanced toward Rome, 2 p.m. driving Ross´ Cav. back to DeSoto Hill, this side of the Oostanaula River.

GHM 057-5 Georgia Historic Marker 1984