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Near Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Mathews

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Fort Mathews Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
1. Fort Mathews Marker
Inscription. About two miles South, in the fork of the Appalachee and Oconee rivers, stood Fort Mathews, built in 1793. From this fort, Thomas Houghton observed the activities of General Elijah Clark and his land hungry followers as they built forts and fortifications for the protection of Clark’s “TRANS-OCONEE-REPUBLIC.” From here Houghton wrote to Governor George Mathews the report that led to the arrest of General Clark and the downfall of his dream of an independent republic established on land not yet ceded by the Creek Indians.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 066-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.558′ N, 83° 20.796′ W. Marker is near Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is on Greensboro Road (U.S. 278) 0.1 miles east of Reid Duvall Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located on the east bank of the Appalachee River. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckhead (approx. 2.8 miles away); Federal Raid
Fort Mathews Marker looking east on US 278. Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. Fort Mathews Marker looking east on US 278.
(approx. 3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 4.9 miles away); Swords (approx. 5 miles away); Park's Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Community Settlement (approx. 7 miles away); Morgan County (approx. 7 miles away); In Memory of the Boys from Morgan County, Georgia (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Trans-Oconee Repulbic. A brief history of the Trans-Oconee Republic, an early attempt to establish another separate nation in North America. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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