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