Historic Markers Across Georgia

Babb's Settlement

Marker ID: GHM 155-9
Location: at Mill Creek Road at Babb's Rd near the Mill Creek Cemetery.
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 44.195    W 085° 2.477
  34.73658299    -85.0412761
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM621J
Babb's Settlement Marker  


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.