Historic Markers Across Georgia

Dry Pond

Marker ID: GHM 060-166
Location: Campbellton Rd at Boat Rock Rd
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 42.523    W 084° 33.519
  33.708716    -84.55865
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
Dry Pond  Marker
Photo by Don Hogan


An old Campbell County crossroad cited in James P. Snell´s Diary as "a one-horse settlement with no pond, but two or three houses and blacksmith shop´'~~ a landmark in movement of Howard´s Army of Tennessee [USA] from the Atlanta siege lines to the A. & W.P. railroad.

Aug. 27, 1864. From this crossroads, the 15th A. C. marched S. E. the 16th & 17th A.C. due South, their objective: Shadnor Church & Fairburn where, together with Army of the Cumberland & 23d A.C. troops, the R. R: was after which moved E. to Rough & Ready and Jonesboro to seize the Macon R. R. The 2 days of battle at Jonesboro caused the evacuation of Atlanta.