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Clayton County Historical Markers

Hood Avenue


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Hood Avenue
  • Location: Intersection of Hood Avenue and Wheeler Drive, on the right when traveling west on Hood Avenue, Fort Gillem

HOOD AVENUE

Name in honor of General John Bell Hood (USMA 1853), who was a Lieut. General in command of the 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee, CSA, during Atlanta Campaign in 1864. He succeeded General Joseph E. Johnston as commanding general of Confederate forces who were defeated in the Battle of Atlanta and whose troops fought a delaying action on the Depot site during the retreat. Born at Owingsville, Ky., June 1, 1831. Died August 30, 1879.

031-AGD-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957