Historic Markers Across Georgia

McIntosh Gate

Marker ID: GHM 031-AGD-5
Location: Just inside gate off US 23, Fort Gillem
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 37.683    W 084° 18.857
  33.62805    -84.31428
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNRTD
McIntosh Gate  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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.

GHM 031-AGD-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1957

McIntosh Gate
Photo by David Seibert


At Fort Gillem, access is restricted. Fort Gillem, is now owned by the City of Forest Park.