Historic Markers Across Georgia

Davenport Mountain

Marker ID: GHM 144-1
Location: Ga 325 southwest of Nottely Dam
County: Union
Coordinates: N 34° 56.431    W 084° 6.744
  34.940521    -84.1124
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM740F
Davenport Mountain Marker  


Davenport Mountain in view to the east was named for John Davenport who came to this section in 1838. He built his 40 foot long log house 1/2 mi. to the east over the peak of the mountain. It survived until removed in 1942 to make way for Nottely Lake.

William Poteet came to this section about the same time and settled near the junction of Camp Creek and Nottely River. William and Hosea Thomas took up homesteads at the west about 7 years later. George Loudermilk built his home on Camp Creek.

Thomas Lance, another pioneer, settled 4 mi. west at the foot of Lance Mountain.

GHM 144-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1954

Davenport Mountain
Davenport Mountain