The 1836 Fort

The 1836 Fort (HMWI1)

Location: Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 36.357', W 85° 3.29'

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In May of 1836 the 88th Regiment of the Georgia Militia built a small fort in anticipation of an attack by the Creek Indians. The Steamer Georgian had arrived crowded with women and children fleeing from the Indian uprising at Roanoke upriver. The Steamer, Anna Calhoun was pressed for 5,000 pounds of bacon and 8 barrels of flour in order to feed the refugees and militia.

The uprising was quelled before the fighting reached Fort Gaines. This was one of the last major insurgences of the Creeks before their removal to the West.
HM NumberHMWI1
Year Placed1996
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission, Local Color Publishers, and “Tale of the Naked Hitchhiker”
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 684528 N 3498401
Decimal Degrees31.60595000, -85.05483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.357', W 85° 3.29'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 21.42" N, 85° 3' 17.40" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Bluff St, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US
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