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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Historic Ground

  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Historic Ground
  • Location: WAGA-TV headquarters on Briarcliff Rd. south of Old Briarcliff Rd. in Atlanta


This modern tv station, WAGA-TV stands in land lot 57 of the 18h District of the original Henry, now DeKalb County, near the south fork of Peachtree Creek, was erected in 1966.

In July, 1864 the present Briarcliff Road was the route of the Federal Army of Gen. W.T. Sherman toward Atlanta. Gen. O.O. Howard’s 4th Corps crossed south fork at Durand’s Mill and occupied an entrenched camp in this immediate vicinity July 20.

On the 22nd, these troops with Gen. Schofield’s 23rd Corps moved toward Atlanta on Briarcliff Rd.

text by Wilbur G. Kurtz