Blackshear Trail

Blackshear Trail (HMZYK)

Location: Cordele, GA 31015 Crisp County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 56.742', W 83° 49.128'

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Blackshear Trail, made by General David Blackshear during the War of 1812, was used by General Andrew Jackson when he led his troops from Fort Hawkins, now Macon, through Hartford, now Hawkinsville, to Fort Early in 1818. The section was roadless except for this and a few Indian trails. General Jackson used it in his campaign against the Seminole and Creek Indians.

The Battle of Skin Cypress Pond was fought on the Blackshear Trail. During the battle three U.S. soldiers and a number of Indians were killed. They were buried at the site of the battle in unmarked graves.
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HM NumberHMZYK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number040-1
Year Placed1989
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 233544 N 3537886
Decimal Degrees31.94570000, -83.81880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 56.742', W 83° 49.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 56' 44.52" N, 83° 49' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 309-329 Old Albany Rd, Cordele GA 31015, US
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