Old Hartford

Old Hartford (HMQZI)

Location: Hawkinsville, GA 31036 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 16.917', W 83° 27.25'

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This is old Hartford, from 1809 until 1836 the seat of Pulaski County, and during those years a thriving city, influential in the military and political life of Georgia. Long before that time, the site was an important trading center for the Indians on the Ocmulgee. Named for Nancy Hart, the Revolutionary heroine, Hartford was incorporated in 1811, with Hardy Vickers, James Bracewell, Elijah Farnell, Furney F. Gatlin and George C. Gaines as Commissioners.

General David Blackshear made his headquarters here, and it was from Hartford in 1815 that he and his troops began their march to the Flint River, cutting the famous military road to that point. General Andrew Jackson with his army encamped at Hartford before starting their march to Fort Early in 1818. When the lands on the west side of the Ocmulgee River were acquired from the Indians, the high bluff on that side was considered a better site for a town, and many of the buildings of Old Hartford were torn down and transported across the river, to become a part of the new county seat, Hawkinsville.

Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number116-2
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268872 N 3574333
Decimal Degrees32.28195000, -83.45416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.917', W 83° 27.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 55.02" N, 83° 27' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 77 Eastman Hwy, Hawkinsville GA 31036, US
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