Babb's Settlement

Babb's Settlement (HM70P)

Location: Rocky Face, GA 30740 Whitfield County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.195', W 85° 2.477'

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Ante-bellum domain of Joel Babb (1809~1882) - on Mill Cr., foot of Rocky Face at Dug Gap.

May 8, 1864. 1 A. M.: Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge's 9th Ky., Grigsby's brigade, Wheeler's cav., descended from Dug Gap & patrolled the roads N. & W. to ascertain if any Federals were there. By 1:30 P. M. Breckinridge found Dogwood Valley swarming with Federals, a brigade of which, in support of Kilpatrick's cav., was enroute S. to Villanow. Later, the 9th Ky., confronted by 2 brigades, Geary's div., 20th A. C., moving E., was forced to retreat to Dug Gap. Geary, reaching this vicinity at 3 p. m., deployed his 2 brigades for the storming of Dug Gap.
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HM NumberHM70P
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number155-9
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 679319 N 3845578
Decimal Degrees34.73658333, -85.04128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.195', W 85° 2.477'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 11.70" N, 85° 2' 28.62" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2800-2998 Babb Rd, Rocky Face GA 30740, US
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