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The Fort Daniel/ Fort Peachtree/ Peachtree Road Connection
You are cordially invited to attend the next Smyrna Historical & Genealogical Society lecture, jointly sponsored with The River Line Historical Area, to be held
Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:30 pm at the Smyrna Museum
2861 Atlanta Road in Smyrna
Speaker: Wayne Waldrip
Topic: "Supplying General John Floyd and Andrew Jackson: The Fort Daniel/ Fort Peachtree/ Peachtree Road Connection."
During the War of 1812, the state of Georgia built a series of forts to control the Creek Indians, who were then allied with the British against the United States. These outposts, located just south of the Chattahoochee River, included Fort Peachtree at Standing Peachtree and Fort Daniel at Hog Mountain in what is now Gwinnett County. http://www.thefortdanielfoundation.org/
A road now called Old Peachtree Road, was built connecting these frontier military installations.
The speaker, Smyrna resident and local historian, Wayne Waldrip, has been deeply involved in archeological and historical research on this critically important War of 1812 defensive system.
A presentation not to be missed!
There is no admission charge.
Early arrivals are welcome to browse the museum prior to the presentation.