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Clayton County Historical Markers

Site of McPeak House


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Site of McPeak House
  • Location: Ga. 54, 1/4 mile south of Battle Creek Rd, northeast of Jonesboro

SITE OF McPEAK HOUSE

Cited in Official Records of military operations at Jonesboro, 1864; not the one standing in 1958, but one at rear on the old road of which the driveway is a remaining portion.

Aug. 31, 1864, Hardee’s A. C. & Anderson’s div. of S. D. Lee’s, marched via this old rd. when they detoured from the Rough & Ready road to the one near the railroad, enroute to Jonesboro. This 3 A. M. detour was made to avoid Federal outposts at the bridge near Chamber’s Mill.

This sector was occupied by Federal 14th A. C. troops under Gen. J. C. Davis in the 2d day of battle at Jonesboro, Sept. 1, 1864. Gen. Davis had headquarters at the McPeak house.

031-23 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958