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Mill Creek Gap

Historic Site or Trail
Mill Creek Gap Pocket Park – Georgia Civil War 150th

Mill Creek Gap also known as Buzzard's Roost Gap was the site of the opening battles for Atlanta in May of 1864. Mill Creek flows through this natural gap that is level with the valley floor. The Confederate Army of Tennessee prepared this area by flooding the gap with 2 dams across Mill Creek, preventing the Union Army from entering Dalton in this direction. A CCC era pocket park denotes the action during this battle and is located in front of the Georgia State Patrol Office. For more information on the Civil War in Dalton, download the "Dalton-Gateway to Civil War Georgia" app on your smart phone.

How to Get There

I-75 Exit 336 - go North on US Hwy 41 the Mill Creek Gap Pocket Park will be approximately 1 mile on your left just in front of the Georgia State Patrol Office.

Time Period Represented

Civil War



Seasons Open

Year Round


Visitor Fees


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