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Fulton County Historical Markers

Casey’s Hill


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Casey’s Hill
  • Location: West edge of Crestlawn Cemetery on Old Atlanta-Marietta Rd. in Atlanta

CASEY’S HILL

A notable eminence between Peachtree & Proctor’s creeks near the Chattahoochee River & named for John A. Casey (1820 - 1907) who lived on this hill near the old Montgomery Church. Prior to & during the 1860’s, the road from Atlanta crossed this hill & via Montgomery’s Ferry, ran to Marietta in Cobb County.

Confederate forces crossed the river near the R.R. bridge, July 9-10, 1864, & camped on the left bank until the 18th when most of them shifted toward Atlanta on the old Marietta Rd. Enroute, they learned that Gen. Johnson [CSA] had been relieved of the command & Gen. Hood had been appointed his successor.

060-86 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954