—Creek Heritage Trail —The Battle of Fowltown, fought just a few miles to the south of this spot, marked the beginning of the First Seminole War. Fowltown was a Seminole village led by Chief Neamathla which had been allied with the British during the War of 1812. It lay on land ceded to the United States by the defeated Creeks in the Treaty of Fort Jackson ending the Creek War. American officials demanded Fowltown's residents leave the area. Neamathla refused, asserting that his people had not participated in the Creek War and were not subject to the treaty. On November 21, 1817, General Edmund P. Gaines ordered Major David E. Twiggs, commander at nearby Fort Scott, to march on Fowltown with 250 men and capture Neamathla. A brief skirmish resulting in perhaps five Seminole casualties ensued, but Twiggs failed to capture the leader.
|Placed By||Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Council for the Arts, Decatur County Commission, Decatur County Historical and Genealogical Society, Bainbridge State College and City of Bainbridge|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 731350 N 3421941|
|Decimal Degrees||30.90821667, -84.57928333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 54.493', W 84° 34.757'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 54' 29.58" N, 84° 34' 45.42" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near W Jackson St, Bainbridge GA 39819, US|
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