Founding of Fort Gaines
A military garrison, later named Fort Gaines, was established on the Chattahoochee River in 1814 to patrol the buffer against the British and hostile Indians created by the land ceded in the Treaty of Fort Jackson. Benjamin Hawkins, venerable Indian agent to the southern tribes, and troops commanded by Coweta Chief William McIntosh had the task of enforcing General Jackson's prohibition of any Indian entering the newly acquired territory. His orders were that "all persons carrying and bringing lies" to the British would be shot. He believed Oketeyeconne and Hitchiti towns near here were havens for spies.
|Placed By||Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Fort Gaines High School Class of 1939|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 685497 N 3501487|
|Decimal Degrees||31.63361667, -85.04405000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 38.017', W 85° 2.643'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 38' 1.02" N, 85° 2' 38.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16 Eufaula St, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US|
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