Situated 18 miles northwest of Forsyth and I-75 and 5 miles north of Barnesville, Milner continues to thrive as a town laden with rich Civil War History. This small, railroad town was named after Willis Milner and was incorporated in 1970.
Coming into town on old highway 41, a historical marker stands close to where a Confederate hospital once treated solders. The historical marker reads, "On this site stood one of Milner's temporary hospitals for Confederate soldiers wounded in the Battles of Atlanta and Jonesboro in 1864.
These men were hastily evacuated south on the only railroad from Atlanta still operated by the C.S.A. at that time. Dr. John F. Hunt, local physician, doctors from nearby communities and townspeople fed and cared for the wounded. 108 of these soldiers from various companies and several southern states died at Milner and were buried in a cemetery a mile from town off the Liberty Hill Road on Lawrence Street."