Historic Markers Across Georgia



Casey's Hill



Marker ID: GHM 060-86
Location: Old Atlanta-Marietta Rd, west edge, Crestlawn Cemetery
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.602    W 084° 26.781
  33.810033    -84.44635
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BA9
Casey's Hill Marker  



Text:

A notable eminence between Peachtree & Proctor´s creeks near the Chattahoochee River & named for John A. Casey (1820 - 1907) who lived on this hill near the old Montgomery Church. Prior to & during the 1860´s, the road from Atlanta crossed this hill & via Montgomery´s Ferry, ran to Marietta in Cobb County.

Confederate forces crossed the river near the R.R. bridge, July 9-10, 1864, & camped on the left bank until the 18th when most of them shifted toward Atlanta on the old Marietta Rd. Enroute, they learned that Gen. Johnson [CSA] had been relieved of the command & Gen. Hood had been appointed his successor.

GHM 060-86 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 
Notes:

Note this marker is in the Cemetery and the gates lock at 5pm M-S 4 pm Sunday

 

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