DeFoor Ferry 
During the War of 1812, the area of the Chattahoochee River, now known as Bolton, was a settlement on both sides for the Creek Indians. Standing Peachtree was chosen as an ideal crossing point to transport soldiers, traders and supplies back and forth. Also called Fort Peachtree and Fort Gilmer.

After the war was over, Montgomery decided to uproot his family from Jackson County, Georgia. He purchased 1,000 acres at the site of his river crossing project for the price of $100. He rebuilt the ferry and started a private river crossing project for locals who needed to transport supplies and livestock from side to side. Montgomery Ferry continued as a private business until December 25, 1837 when, then governor George Gilmer , granted him a franchise.

 In 1853, the Montgomery home, ferry and 1000 acres were sold to Martin and Susan DeFoor. They ran DeFoor Ferry and raised their family with much the same integrity that the Montgomerys enjoyed. As this was the only means of crossing the Chattahoochee River, they made a good living and were performing a most valuable service to the community

During the Civil War years of 1864 and 1865, the ferry was used by Confederate soldiers and, when they were pushed south of the river, the ferry was cut loose and Union soldiers were forced to build flat rafts to cross and drive closer to Atlanta.

After the war, Confederate soldiers on the south side of the river wanted to get home to be with their families in North Georgia and Tennessee, but the river crossing had been destroyed so the husband of one of the DeFoor’s daughters, Elizabeth, Thomas Moore, and several other locals built a makeshift crossing in a record time of 72 hours.

The permanent ferry was later rebuilt and the DeFoor's were back in business until the early morning hours of July 25, 1879, when they murdered as they slept. They were laid to rest in the Montgomery Cemetery next to James and Nancy Montgomery.

A few short years after the murder a wooden bridge was erected and the ferry was never used again.
The site of the ferry now supports a railroad expansion bridge