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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Standing Peach Tree

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Historic Trees 🌲 series lists.
 
Location. 33° 49.681′ N, 84° 27.233′ W. Marker is
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By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
2. Standing Peach Tree Marker
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2630 Ridgewood Road NW, Atlanta GA 30327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); 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); Here Johnston’s River Line Crossed the Rd. (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by Clayton Chambers of Senoia, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2009, by Clayton Chambers of Senoia, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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