Pond Spring was the post-Civil War home of Gen. Joseph Wheeler, a Confederate major general, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general. The 50-acre site includes a dogtrot log house built around 1818, a circa 1830 Federal-style house, the 1870s Wheeler house, eight farm-related outbuildings, two family cemeteries, an African-American cemetery, a small Indian mound, a pond, a boxwood garden, and other garden areas.
This is a beautiful property with tons of historical content. The entrance fee is remarkably reasonable. We greatly enjoyed the tour given by Ms Pat. She was very patient and knowledgeable and we can't wait to return.
We injoyed our day, we learned some new things about this great man an his daughter that also done great things for us all. If you would like to know more go and see it for yourself.
General Joe Wheeler served in both the Confederate and Federal armies. He was the kind of uniter that we need now. The grounds and home are undergoing renovations to give you a feel for the 19th Century. History is being exposed for both master and slave! This is a worthwhile short trip out of modern Decatur.
Wonderful historical place to visit.
tim N michele Davis
Very Interesting place to visit