Historic Markers Across Georgia

Standing Peach Tree

Marker ID: GHM 060-60
Location: At Fort Peach Tree, Atlanta Water Works, off Ridgewood Rd
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.68    W 084° 27.233
  33.828    -84.45388
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Standing Peach Tree  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


A Creek Indian village on both sides of the [Chattahoochee] river at moth of Peachtree Creek. Whether it was named for a "Pitch Tree" or a peach tree it occurs, officially, as Standing Peach Tree in Governor John Martin´s letter of May 27, 1782 to general Andrew Pickens of South Carolina. Martin wrote of a rumored foray on the east Georgia settlement planned at Standing Peach Tree.

The ancient trail; Buzzard Roost (mouth of Utoy Creek) to Standing Peach Tree and via Moore´s Mill Road, to Buckhead ~ thence Northeast on Hog Mountain Ridge, was the original Peach Tree Trail.

Later, the Hog Mountain section of it, prolonged south to Atlanta, was designated Peachtree Road.

GHM 060-60 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955

Standing Peach Tree
Photo by David Seibert


Located at the Atlanta Water Works, Admission is free; reservations required. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (404) 609-7103