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Montpelier-GHM 005-7-Baldwin Co
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 33° 04.808 W 083° 09.843
17S E 298006 N 3662253
Quick Description: Ga 22/24 just west of where they split, east of Oconee River
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 6:40:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM70Q6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 3

Long Description:
This church is named Montpelier after Fort Montpelier of 1794, 1/2 mi. below here down the Oconee. This fort & others were built during the Creek Indian troubles. Capt. Jonas Fouche was ordered to guard the Ga. frontier from the mouth of the Tugaloo to Fort Fidius on the Oconee. 200 militia cavalry & infantry raised under Gov. Telfair were placed under the command of Maj. Gaithr, Federal commandant. A note on Fouche´s map reads: ´As it is 40 mi. from Fort Twiggs to Mount Pelah where Maj. Gaither lises on garrison, it is recommended that a public station might be created by the Government (at Cedar Shoals)´.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 005-7

Date: 1996

Sponsor: GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER

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