Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fort Peach Tree

Marker ID: GHM 060-61
Location: At Fort Peachtree, Atlanta Water Works, off Ridgewood Rd
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.682    W 084° 27.238
  33.828033    -84.45396
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Fort Peach Tree  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


With Creek Indians as British allies and 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 Governor of Georgia) was sent here (1814) with a small force to erect a fort and protect workmen building flat boats for shipping supplies to Fort Mitchell.

Lt. Gilmer´s fort was built on the knoll north of and at the month of Peachtree Creek. J. McC. Montgomery, Superintendent of Artificers, set up the boat-yard in the flat area south of the creek - a bridge connecting it with the fort. Montgomery returned to this vicinity as a resident about 1821.


Fort 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