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Fort Washington Park

 
 
Fort Washington Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 25, 2006
1. Fort Washington Park Marker
Inscription. Fort Washington Park is the site of a stockade built by the family of Stephen Heard, governor of Georgia – 1781. Cherokee and Creek Indians had ceded their land on June 1, 1773, and the settlers from Virginia arrived in December 1773.

During the Revolutionary period, this stockade was named Fort Washington in honor of General George Washington. In 1780, the revolutionary government of Georgia granted a charter to lay out a city to be named Washington, the first incorporated city in the country to be named for George Washington, nine years before he became our first president.

The John Nelson Stone is located here, six miles north of the Fortson Place where the granite marker originally was located. Inscribed on the marker are: the year 1775, when John Nelson received a land grant from King George III of England; the year 1792, and the land grant survey.
 
Erected 1994 by City of Washington, Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 44.344′ N, 82° 44.303′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on West Square Street 0 miles west of North Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Fort Washington Park is behind the Wilkes County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fort Washington Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
2. Fort Washington Park Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1911 Wilkes County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilkes County Courthouses (about 400 feet away); Remodeled 1959 (about 400 feet away); Wilkes County (about 500 feet away); The Dissolution of the Confederate Government (about 500 feet away); Bolton Factory (about 500 feet away); Last Cabinet Meeting of the C.S.A. (about 500 feet away); Jefferson Davis (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Washington Park Marker and the John Nelson Stone image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. Fort Washington Park Marker and the John Nelson Stone
The John Nelson Stone in Fort Washington Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 25, 2006
4. The John Nelson Stone in Fort Washington Park
John Nelson Stone image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
5. John Nelson Stone
 
 
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