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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Old Cross Keys


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Old Cross Keys
  • Location: Johnson Ferry Rd at Ashford-Dunwoody Dr

OLD CROSS KEYS

Ante-bellum crossroads settlement & Post Office; James Reeve (1792 - 1852) Post Master & merchant. Prior to 1864 the Post Office was removed to a point between Chamblee & Doraville where, name unchanged, it was known as Cross Keys Post Office.

To distinguish the one from the other, this place was called Old Cross Keys & was thus cited in Federal dispatches, maps & reports of military operations here in 1864.

At this point, a brief contact was made between the marching columns of Dodge’s 16th & Schofield’s 23d A.C. July 18, both enroute to Decatur from Chattahoochee River Crossings.

044-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954