Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Williams Mill Rd.

Marker ID: GHM 060-78
Location: Briarcliff Rd between St Charles Pl and St Augustine Pl, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.487    W 084° 20.933
  33.774783    -84.34888
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2KEF
Old Williams Mill Rd.  Marker  


The old Williams Mill Rd. crossed the Fulton-DeKalb Co. line here; it was identical with Briarcliff to this point where it continued S.W., crossing Highland at North Avenue.

July 20, 1864. The Fed. 23d A.C., having camped on the Paden plantation (Emory Univ.), moved to the Williams Mill Road -- the left of its intrenched line, held by Hascall´s div. in the area where Druid Hills M.E. Church stands.

The 23d A.C. faced the outer Confederate defense line along Highland Ave., & when that line was abandoned early the 22d, the corps advanced S.W. to the Augustus Hurt plantation on the old Williams Mill Road.

GHM 060-78 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956


This marker is on the back side of a hedge and is difficult to see from the street.