Historic Markers Across Georgia

Loring's Hill

Marker ID: GHM 060-69
Location: Trabert Ave just east of Northside Dr
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 47.666    W 084° 24.377
  33.794433    -84.40628
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BF9
Loring's Hill Marker  


July 20, 1864. The high hill, within the forks of Tanyard Branch, was occupied by troops of Maj. Gen. W.W. Loring´s Div. of Stewart´s A.C. [Confederate].

From this hill & a sector W. of it, Scott´s & Featherston´s brigades, of Loring´s division, advanced N.E. to attack the Federal 20th A.C. astride Tanyard Branch at Collier Mill. Featherston´s route was identical with the present Seaboard R.R.: Scott´s at the left, on the rollomg & wooded terrain west of it.

This position is on Atlanta´s outer defense line, which extender from Casey´s Hill (near the river) 5.75 mi. eastward to Highland Ave. & southward 3 mi. to Leggett´s Hill, East Atlanta.

GHM 060-69 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1991