Fort Gillem in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-AGD-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1913.
Location. 33° 37.65′ N, 84° 18.917′ W. Marker is in Fort Gillem, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of Hood Avenue and Wheeler Drive, on the right when traveling west on Hood Avenue. The marker stands in the former Fort Gillem, now owned by the City of Forest Park. The city is just beginning Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Forest Park GA 30297, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntosh Gate (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hardee Hall (about 400 feet away); Flankers Road (approx. 1½ miles away); Fort Gillem (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Hood Avenue (approx. 2 miles away); Iverson Gate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stewart’s & Lee’s A.C. March to Lovejoy’s Sta. (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gillem.
More about this marker. Fort Gillem was designated the Atlanta General Depot at the time the markers were erected, explaining the Georgia Historical Marker numbering. It was renamed the Atlanta Army Depot in 1962, and Fort Gillem in 1973.
Regarding Hood Avenue. Hood Avenue runs from McIntosh Gate to Iverson Gate at Fort Gillem; it was effectively the main road of the post.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 7. submitted on May 5, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 8. submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.