Fort Early

Fort Early (HM18RC)

Location: Cordele, GA 31015 Crisp County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 51.532', W 83° 54.689'

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Fort Early, built by General David Blackshear in 1812, was named for Peter Early, Governor of Georgia at that time. It was used by General Blackshear during the war of 1812. On February 13, 1818 General Andrew Jackson and his army arrived at the fort and used it in the campaign against the hostile Seminole Indians of Florida and Creek Indians of Georgia.

Nothing remains of the fort. It is believed to have been a stockade like many used in Indian warfare.

The site of the fort is owned and marked by the Fort Early chapter of the D.A.R.
HM NumberHM18RC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number040-2
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society
Marker Condition
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 224521 N 3528488
Decimal Degrees31.85886667, -83.91148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.532', W 83° 54.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 31.92" N, 83° 54' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-168 Lakeshore Dr, Cordele GA 31015, US
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I Saw The Marker

this n half of a mile from my house, I have pics of the rock(monument) and the historic sign just up the road on hwy 300

Feb 18, 2018 at 12:15am PST by buzzskim420

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