Park Home and Site of Park's Mill

Park Home and Site of Park's Mill (HMBA6)

Location: Buckhead, GA 30625 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.393', W 83° 17.255'

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This house, built in early 1800 and used as a stagecoach stop, was located on Seven Islands Road which ran from Philadelphia to New Orleans. On Nov. 20, 1864, Federal raiders under Gen. Geary destroyed the nearby mill and ferry. At the request of Mrs. Park, the house and contents were not molested though everything was taken from the yard and smokehouse. A Negro servant, Cyrus Park, by using wet blankets on the roof, saved the house from flying embers from the mill. Pres. Jefferson Davis is said to have spent the night of May 4, 1865 in this house, barely escaping capture by the Federals.
HM NumberHMBA6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number104-4
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 287469 N 3707939
Decimal Degrees33.48988333, -83.28758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.393', W 83° 17.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 23.58" N, 83° 17' 15.30" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4901 Woods Rd, Buckhead GA 30625, US
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