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Duluth in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Peachtree Road

 
 
Peachtree Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
1. Peachtree Road Marker
Inscription.  At Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain, about 12 miles NE, began the original Peachtree Road to the village of Standing Peachtree on the Chattahoochee River. This old road was opened to haul military supplies to the river. These were to be floated downstream to Gen. Jackson’s and Gen. Floyd’s troops, converging on the Indians in the Creek Wars of 1813-1814. Built in late 1813 or early 1814, Fort Daniel, a stockade, was the extreme western point in Georgia. All land to the west and northwest was Indian country. The old road entered the present highway here.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 067-2A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 34° 0.355′ N, 84° 8.139′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at the intersection of Buford Highway (U.S. 23) and Thompson Drive
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, on the right when traveling north on Buford Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth GA 30096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Alice Harrell Strickland - Georgia's First Woman Mayor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spreader #JX635 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Steam Locomotion at High Tide! (approx. 1.7 miles away); Passenger Coach No. 3780 (approx. 1.7 miles away); The History of the Miniature Train Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); State R.R. Survey (approx. 3.8 miles away); Aviation Tragedy (approx. 4.3 miles away); Suwanee, Georgia 9/11 Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Regarding Peachtree Road. The village of Standing Peachtree, mentioned on the marker, was located at the present-day northwest city limits of Atlanta.
 
Peachtree Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
2. Peachtree Road Marker
Looking north on Buford Highway, toward the site of Fort Daniel
Peachtree Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 11, 2009
3. Peachtree Road Marker
Looking south on Buford Highway, toward Atlanta (and the site of Standing Peachtree)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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