Fort Mathews

Fort Mathews (HMAAO)

Location: Greensboro, GA 30642 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 36.558', W 83° 20.796'

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——— 2 mi. →

About two miles South, in the fork of the Appalachee and Oconee rivers, stood Fort Mathews, built in 1793. From this fort, Thomas Houghton observed the activities of General Elijah Clark and his land hungry followers as they built forts and fortifications for the protection of Clark's "TRANS-OCONEE-REPUBLIC." From here Houghton wrote to Governor George Mathews the report that led to the arrest of General Clark and the downfall of his dream of an independent republic established on land not yet ceded by the Creek Indians.
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HM NumberHMAAO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number066-7
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 282285 N 3721305
Decimal Degrees33.60930000, -83.34660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.558', W 83° 20.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 33.48" N, 83° 20' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Madison Hwy, Greensboro GA 30642, US
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