Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines (HMWK0)

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

N 31° 36.314', W 85° 3.282'

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One of several forts on Georgia's western frontier for the protection of white settlers, Fort Gaines was established in 1816 by order of Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, commander of a large district, who used this as his headquarters. Containing two blockhouses, the 100-foot square fort was enclosed by a stockade eight feet high. During 1817, when Indians were active in the area, settlers look refuge in the fort, garrisoned by Federal troops under Gen. John Dill. Maintained for a number of years, the fort stood on the brow of the bluff just below the confluence of Town Branch with Chemochechobee Creek.
HM NumberHMWK0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number030-6
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 684542 N 3498322
Decimal Degrees31.60523333, -85.05470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.314', W 85° 3.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 18.84" N, 85° 3' 16.92" 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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