Historic Markers Across Georgia

Park Home and Site of Park's Mill

Marker ID: GHM 104-4
Location: Lake end of Woods Rd, 4.2 miles SE of Buckhead
County: Morgan
Coordinates: N 33° 29.406    W 083° 17.268
  33.49010086    -83.28780365
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6KWY
Park Home and Site of Park's Mill Marker  


This house built in early 1800 and used as a stagecoach stop, was located on Seven Islands Road which ran from Philadelphia to New Orleans. On Nov. 20, 1864, Federal raiders under Gen. Geary destroyed the nearby mill and ferry. At the request of Mrs. Park, the house and contents were not molested though everything was taken from the yard and smokehouse. A Negro servant, Cyrus Park, by using wet blankets on the roof, saved the house from flying embers from the mill. Pres. Jefferson Davis is said to have spent the night of May 4, 1865 in this house barely escaping capture by the Federals.

GHM 104-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1955