Fort Hughes

Fort Hughes (HM11JZ)

Location: Bainbridge, GA 39817 Decatur County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 54.583', W 84° 34.656'

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Four blocks west is the site of Fort Hughes, built in 1817, by the 7th Regiment of the U.S. Infantry under the command of Captain John M. McIntosh. This fort served as a protection for foraging parties and as a trading post and U.S. Arsenal during the First Seminole War.

A Federal Monument marks the site of the fort and is near the grave of Bugler Hughes who fell in a fight with the Indians November 28, 1817.
Details
HM NumberHM11JZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
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Marker Number27 R-6
Placed ByWorks Progress Administration
Marker Condition
3 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 731507 N 3422111
Decimal Degrees30.90971667, -84.57760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.583', W 84° 34.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 34.98" N, 84° 34' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-957 W Calhoun St, Bainbridge GA 39817, US
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I Saw The Marker

It is almost unreadable from the highway. It is rusted and weathered, I really think it needs to be replaced.

Mar 21, 2016 at 8:16am PDT by maryb10114

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