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Clayton County Historical Markers

McIntosh Gate


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: McIntosh Gate
  • Location: Intersection of Hood Avenue and Moreland Avenue (U.S. 23), on the right when traveling east on Hood Avenue, Fort Gillem

McINTOSH GATE

Named in honor of Brig. General William McIntosh, U.S. Army, Chief of the Coweta Tribe of the Creek Nation, he negotiated a treaty ceding this territory to the United States, which included the land on which the Depot now stands. The son of a Scotsman, Captain William McIntosh, and a Creek Indian princess, General McIntosh distinguished himself under General Floyd and General Jackson during the War of 1812. Born 1780. Died at the hands of fellow Indians in the spring of 1825.

031-AGD-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957