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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Durand’s Mill


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Durand’s Mill
  • Location: Old Briarcliff Rd between Briarcliff and Clifton Roads

DURAND’S MILL

Water-powered sawmill & factory operated in the 1860’s by Samuel A. Durand (1822-1891), later on by Fredrick A. Williams (1817-1883), whose name long designated the old road leading S.W and now known, in sections, as Briarcliff and Williams Mill Rds., Fortune and Houston Sts., and later terminating in downtown Atlanta.

Late,r J.F. Wallace (1840-1902) succeeded Williams; his name was given to Wallace Station-a former stop on the Seaboard R.R.; also the road S.E. to Emory University where it joins Clifton. Federal 4th Corps troops crossed S. Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand’s Mill July 20, 1864 during their advance upon Atlanta.

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GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER

1997