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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Site: Blake’s Mill


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Site: Blake’s Mill
  • Location: Shallowford Rd just southeast of I-85 interchange

SITE: BLAKE’S MILL

N. Fork Peachtree Creek. West of the road was the ante-bellum structure of a mill owned and operated by John Blake (1798-1854).

July 18, 1864. Blair’s 17th A.C. of McPherso’s Army of the Tennessee [USA], enroute from Roswell to Decatur, camped here where both McPherson and Blair had h’dq’rs. Dodge’s 16th camped 1 mi. N. on Rainey plantation where some of Sweeny’s men fought a sham battle using green apples for bullets.

Logan’s 15th A.C. detoured 1.5 mi. N. to join Garrard’s cavalry at Browning’s Court House (now Tucker) .4 mi. E. of here - a move that began the destruction of the Georgia R.R. at Stone Mountain.

044-11 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1986