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Near Buena Vista in Marion County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Perry

1813

 
 
Fort Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Fort Perry Marker
Inscription. One half mile due east lies the site of Fort Perry, along the Old Federal Road. A stockade fort, defended by block houses, this post was ordered erected by General John Floyd, of Camden county, as he led a body of 400 Georgia Militiamen through this friendly Indian country to fight the Red Sticks across the Chattahoochee river in Alabama territory. Completed in October 1813, it was named in honor of Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry, Naval hero of the War of 1812, whose message from the Battle of Lake Erie that “We have met the enemy and they are ours” gave him immortal fame.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 098-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.691′ N, 84° 32.647′ W. Marker is near Buena Vista, Georgia, in Marion County. Marker is on Georgia Route 41 0 miles north of Fort Perry Road (County Route 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6185 GA Highway 41, Buena Vista GA 31803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (a few steps from this marker);
Fort Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Fort Perry Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 41, toward the town of Geneva
William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Courthouse – 1848 (approx. 9.1 miles away); New Courthouse - 1850 (approx. 11.2 miles away); 1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church (approx. 13.5 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 13.6 miles away); Zion Episcopal Church (approx. 13.6 miles away); First Session Supreme Court of Georgia (approx. 13.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buena Vista.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USForts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Fort Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Fort Perry Marker
Looking north from Fort Perry Road, with the Fort Perry marker on the right, and a marker for the Old Federal Road directly across Georgia Highway 41.
 
 
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