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Clayton County Historical Markers

Rough and Ready


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Rough and Ready
  • Location: U.S. 41 east of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

ROUGH AND READY

A way-station on a stage line from Macon to upper Georgia in the 1840’s; Post Office, Apr. 5, 1847 - June 24, 1869. Also, a cotton shipping point – the tavern an eating house for passengers – after the Macon & Western (Central of Georgia) R. R. was constructed in 1846.

After Federal forces left off siege operations on the Atlanta front, Aug. 25, 1864, they moved in a wide swing to the S. To counter this move, Hardee’s A. C. [CS] was shifted to a line W. of here, between East Point & Thames’ Mill & Gen. Hardee set up a command post at Rough and Ready, 1 P. M. Aug. 30, to observe this latest Federal threat to the M. & W. R. R.

031-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956