—Creek Heritage Trail —The area that became Decatur County played a major role in the First Seminole War. Located on the border with Spanish Florida, the region witnessed persistent violence and raiding between American settlers, Creeks and Seminoles in the early nineteenth century. Central to the unsettled situation was the existence of a military outpost to the south, originally built by the British during the War of 1812, which had been abandoned to Seminoles and escaped slaves. Americans referred to it derisively as the "Negro Fort."
|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|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 731346 N 3421941|
|Decimal Degrees||30.90821667, -84.57931667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 54.493', W 84° 34.759'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 54' 29.58" N, 84° 34' 45.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|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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