Old Tavern Road

Old Tavern Road (HM8KR)

Location: Rock Spring, GA 30739 Walker County
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N 34° 49.244', W 85° 14.51'

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May 7, 1864. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (US)(15th & 16th A.C.), having marched by Lee & Gordon's Mill turned S.E. at this point & via Rock Springs Ch. on the old Tavern Road (State Highway 95), marched to its intersection with State Highway 151 & camped there that night. McPherson's objective was to outflank Johnston's forces (CS) at Dalton by seizing Snake Cr. Gap. As originally planned, this flanking march was to have been from Guntersville, Ala. via Rome and Kingston, but failing to secure additional forces, Sherman decided on a more restricted approach to Johnston's rear, via Villanow and & Snake Creek Gap.
HM NumberHM8KR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number146-4
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660793 N 3854572
Decimal Degrees34.82073333, -85.24183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 49.244', W 85° 14.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 49' 14.64" N, 85° 14' 30.60" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1077-1439 Old Hwy 27, Rock Spring GA 30739, US
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