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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Terry’s Mill Pond


  • Source: Charles Geiger
  • Marker: Terry’s Mill Pond
  • Location: Glenwood Ave. just east of I-20 interchange in Atlanta

TERRY’S MILL POND

The flat area S. was the bed of Terry’s mill pond – the impounded waters of Sugar Cr. Tom Terry (1823-1861) operated the grist mill that stood 800 yds. downstream. It was burned by Federal troops July 29, 1864, & was rebuilt and operated some years after the war.

The considerable area of the pond made it a notable landmark in the 1850’s - 1860’s, & further prominence attached because it is cited in military annals recording the movements of Walker’s & Bate’s divs., Hardee’s corps, [CSA] to the battlefield of July 22, 1864, which indicate that Gen. Walker was killed near the upper end of the mill pond.

044-52 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956