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Fulton County Historical Markers

Valley of Utoy Creek


  • Source: Todd Massar
  • Marker: Valley of Utoy Creek
  • Location: Peyton Rd at bridge over North Fork of Utoy Creek, Atlanta

VALLEY OF UTOY CREEK

Federal conducting siege operations on North and West fronts of Atlanta’s fortified lines were, at intervals, moved S. toward East Point, in attempts to seize the 2 railroads the entered the city from the southwest.

Palmer’s 14th A. C. marched from N. W. of the city by various roads to this vicinity & was aligned along the North Fork of Utoy Creek.

Aug. 5, 1864. Johnson’s lst div. of the corps moved via Peyton Road to the Henry Bankston house near here, where it was deployed while the 15th & 18th U.S. Regulars forced passage of the creek - - after which the div. crossed to south side and camped that night.

060-152 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958