FORT JONES - GHM 129-9 - Stewart County., Ga.
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N 32° 03.580 W 085° 02.179
16S E 685376 N 3548735
Quick Description: Located on Ga 39 about 2 miles south of Florence
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2010 10:52:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM8W1W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
Fort Jones, a stockade fort built during the Creek uprising of 1836, stood on this site. After the burning of Roanoke, the frightened settlers sought refuge in its blockhouse, built of upright skinned logs with high windows for gun holes. The fort was built under command of Major H. W. Jernigan and garrisoned by a company of Stewart County citizen soldiers. Among them were Thos. J Still. Capt. Ball. Jared Irwin, Col. A. P. Rood and James Fitzgerald who rode to Fort McCreary for aid for the Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 129-9

Date: 1955

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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