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Fort Peach Tree

 
 
Fort Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
1. Fort Peach Tree Marker
Inscription. With Creek Indians as British allies & Cherokees loyal to U.S., in War of 1812, it was expedient to locate a fort at Standing Peach Tree on the Chattahoochee - the boundary line. Lt. Geo. Gilmer (later, twice Gov. of Georgia) was sent here (1814) with a small force to erect a fort & protect workmen building flat boats for shipping supplies to Ft. Mitchell. Lt. Gilmer's fort was built on the knoll N. of & at mouth of Peachtree Cr. J. McC. Montgomery, Supt. of Artificers, set up the boat-yard in the flat area S. of the cr. - a bridge connecting it with the fort. Montgomery returned to this vicinity as a resident, about 1821.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-61.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.682′ N, 84° 27.238′ 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. Touch 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.
Fort Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
2. Fort Peach Tree Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 2630 Ridgewood Road N.W., Atlanta GA 30327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery's Ferry (here, next to this marker); Standing Peach Tree (here, next to 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Peachtree, replica of part of the first non-Indian settlement in Atlanta. (Submitted on September 2, 2009.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Fort Peach Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
3. Fort Peach Tree Marker
Fort Peach Tree (Replica) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
4. Fort Peach Tree (Replica)
Fort Peach Tree (Replica) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
5. Fort Peach Tree (Replica)
Fort Peach Tree (Replica) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
6. Fort Peach Tree (Replica)
Fort Peach Tree (Replica) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
7. Fort Peach Tree (Replica)
Fort Peach Tree (Replica) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
8. Fort Peach Tree (Replica)
The well inside the fort
Fort Peach Tree Gate image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
9. Fort Peach Tree Gate
The gate on the drive leading to the Atlanta Watershed Complex and Fort Peach Tree; access is extremely limited.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by Clayton Chambers of Senoia, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,328 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 5, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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