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Dacula in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Daniel

 
 
Fort Daniel Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
1. Fort Daniel Marker
Inscription. Fort Daniel was completed in 1813 to protect the frontier from Indians aroused by the British during the War of 1812. Presumably named for General Allen Daniel, the fort was garrisoned by the 25th Regiment of Georgia Militia. To further protect the settlers, Fort Peachtree was built on the Chattahoochee River, 30 miles away. World famous Peachtree Road was built to connect these frontier forts.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number GM67-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 2.901′ N, 83° 56.044′ W. Marker is in Dacula, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at the intersection of Braselton Highway (Georgia Route 124) and Dennis Drive, on the right when traveling north on Braselton Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dacula GA 30019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hog Mountain Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elisha Winn House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Perry-Rainey Institute (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Home of Major William E. Simmons
Fort Daniel Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
2. Fort Daniel Marker
Looking west on Braselton Highway (Georgia Highway 124)
(approx. 7 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (approx. 7.1 miles away); Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett County, Georgia (approx. 7.1 miles away); In Tribute to Ezzard Charles (approx. 7.1 miles away); Button Gwinnett (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dacula.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and similar text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission. A marker erected by the W.P.A in the 1930s also stood here until recently.
 
Also see . . .  Archaeological work at Fort Daniel. New study of old documents shows that Fort Daniel was not original to the site, but rather constructed in late 1813 to replace an earlier fort dating to at least 1799 and perhaps earlier. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USForts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Fort Daniel image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
3. Fort Daniel
Site of Fort Daniel and the archaeological excavations
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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