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Fulton County Historical Markers

Howell’s Mills


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Howell’s Mills
  • Location: Howell Mill Rd. at Peachtree Creek bridge, Atlanta

HOWELL’S MILLS

A notable ante-bellum land-mark established 1852, by Judge Clark Howell (1811-1882). Two buildings – grist and sash-sawmills – which stood on the N. bank, and in the bend of, Peachtree Cr. 1000 ft. west of the present bridge.

The old road crossed the creek on a wooden bridge to the west of the present highway and bridge. Surviving the war, the mills burned in 1879. They were the center of a rural community with a P.O. (1876-1891). Another enterprise was Foster’s Woolen Mill, established circa 1880 – which stood on the S. bank of the creek, to the W. of this marker.

060-51 GEORGIA HISTORICAL MARKER 1989