Fort Gillem in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-AGD-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
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. Touch for map. The marker stands in the former Fort Gillem, now owned by the City of Forest Park. The city is just beginning to redevelop the property, and most of the existing buildings will be torn down. The Executive Director of the city’s Local Redevelopment Authority intends to preserve all the historical markers on the site. Fort Gillem is a restricted area. Marker is in this post office area: Forest Park GA 30297, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.