Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Standing Peach Tree

 
 
Standing Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clayton Chambers, September 2, 2009
1. Standing Peach Tree Marker
Inscription. A Creek Indian village on both sides of the river at mouth of Peachtree Cr. Whether it was named for a "pitch tree" or a peach tree, it occurs, officially, as Standing Peach Tree in Gov. John Martin's letter of May 27, 1782, to Gen. Andrew Pickens of S.C. Martin wrote of a rumored foray on the E. Georgia settlements planned at Standing Peach Tree. The ancient trail: Buzzard Roost (mouth of Utoy Cr.) to Standing Peach Tree &, via Moore's Mill Rd., to Buckhead - thence N.E. on Hog Mtn. Ridge, was the original Peach Tree Trail. Later, the Hog Mtn. section of it, prolonged S. to Atlanta, was designated Peachtree Road.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-60.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.681′ N, 84° 27.233′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on the Atlanta Waterworks pumping station access road 0.3 miles west of Ridgewood Road NW, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. At the replica of Fort Peachtree, located at the City of Atlanta Waterworks pumping station, off Ridgewood Road. The site is currently closed to the public. Marker is
Standing Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
2. Standing Peach Tree Marker
at or near this postal address: 2630 Ridgewood Road NW, Atlanta GA 30327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Peach Tree (here, next to this marker); Montgomery's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Fort Peachtree, War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montgomery-DeFoor House Site (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Johnston’s Army Crossed the River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montgomery Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle at Moore’s Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Standing Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
3. Standing Peach Tree Marker
The marker (with two other markers) at the reconstruction of Fort Peach Tree at the Atlanta Watershed Complex.
Standing Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
4. Standing Peach Tree Marker
The marker is the rightmost of the three markers at the reconstruction of Fort Peach Tree.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Clayton Chambers of Senoia, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Clayton Chambers of Senoia, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement