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Fulton County Historical Markers

Fort Peach Tree


  • Source: David seibert
  • Marker: Fort Peach Tree
  • Location: At Fort Peachtree, Atlanta Water Works, off Ridgewood Rd

FORT PEACH TREE

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 the month 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.

060-61 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956