Old Fort Fidius

Old Fort Fidius (HMO9A)

Location: Milledgeville, GA 31061 Baldwin County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 5.072', W 83° 12.587'

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>>>— 1793-1797 —>

The first settlement in this section was made up of four frame houses, a dozen or more cabins and a fort. It was called Federal town. Many of the soldiers died so a new fort was built several miles up the river and named Fort Fidius. It was located 2 miles below the mouth of Fishing Creek and 4 miles below this point.

In 1794 Commander Roberts complained to the Secretary of War that he had only 69 able-bodied men to face 10,000 Indians.

In 1797 the U.S. Government replaced Fort Fidius with Fort Wilkinson on the west side of the river on Indian lands.
HM NumberHMO9A
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number005-5
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 293747 N 3662830
Decimal Degrees33.08453333, -83.20978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 5.072', W 83° 12.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 5' 4.32" N, 83° 12' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-103 Kings Rd, Milledgeville GA 31061, US
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