Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Mt. Zion Church

Marker ID: GHM 060-49
Location: Howell Mill Rd just N of I-75 interchange, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.621    W 084° 24.766
  33.81035    -84.41276
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2KZ3
Old Mt. Zion Church  Marker  


In 1864, Mt. Zion Baptist Church stood on the site of the North Side Park Baptist Church.

July 20. The skirmish line of Walthall´s division, Stewards A.C. [Confederate] was astride Howell Mill Road just N. of the church when Reynolds´ and O´Neals brigades [Confederate] moved up in columns from their intrenched lines (.3 mi. S.), they deployed at the skirmish line ~ Reynolds W. of the road; O´Neal E. of it and advanced on the Federal infantry posted at Collier Rd. & N. of the deep ravine.

In the church yard are monuments to H.H. Embry (1805-1877), pioneer resident of this vicinity, & Serg´t W, R. Moore, 1st GA. Reg´t., Wheeler´s Cav. Killed N. of Peachtree Creek, July 17, 1864.

GHM 060-49 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955