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Montgomery-DeFoor House Site

 
 
Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
1. Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Marker Post
Inscription. James McC. Montgomery (1770-1842), of Jackson Co., Ga., War of 1812 veteran, settled in this vicinity about 1821. He resided in a 2-story house just S. of where Moore’s Mill Rd. joins.

Owning land, both sides of the river, he had a private ferry until a State franchise, Dec. 25, 1837, made it a link in up-state travel to the Cherokee domain -- the house, a way-station on the route & a Post Office, 1825 - 1842.

In 1853 the heirs sold the 1000-acre tract, the house & ferry, to Martin DeFoor, who resided here until his death, 1879. The names of both owners survive as well-known roads.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-63.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 49.245′ N, 84° 27.067′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Moore's Mill Road and Bolton Road, on the right when traveling south on Moore's Mill Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location
Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
2. Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Marker Post
. Montgomery Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnston’s Army Crossed the River (approx. half a mile away); Standing Peach Tree (approx. half a mile away); Fort Peach Tree (approx. half a mile away); Montgomery's Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Battle at Moore’s Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Peachtree, War of 1812 (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. It is believed the marker was hit by a bus, probably sometime in 2005. The text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
3. Montgomery-DeFoor House Site Marker Post
Moore's Mill Road is in the foreground, and Bolton Road to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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