Fort Early - GHM 040-2 Crisp CO. GA
Posted by: GA Cacher
N 31° 51.527 W 083° 54.681
17R E 224533 N 3528479
Quick Description: Fort Early State Historical Marker, Crisp County, Ga.
Near Lake Blaskshear on GA Hwy 300.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2008 10:41:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM3RQZ
Fort Early, built by General Blackshear
in 1812, was named for Peter Early, Governor
of Georgia at that time. It was used by General
Blackshear during the war of 1812. On February
13, 1818 General Andrew Jackson and his army
arrived at the fort and used it in the campaign
against the hostile Seminole Indians of Florida
and Creek Indians of Georgia.
Nothing remains of the fort. It is believed
to have been a stockade like many used in
The site of the fort is owned and marked
by the Fort Early chapter of the D.A.R.
040-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: 040-2
Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION
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