“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Chatsworth in Murray County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Fort Gilmer

Fort Gilmer Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2002
1. Fort Gilmer Marker
Inscription. One hundred yards east is the site of Fort Gilmer, built in 1838 to garrison U.S. troops ordered to enforce the removal from this region of the last Cherokee Indians under terms of the New Echota treaty of 1833.

One of seven such forts erected in the Cherokee territory, Gilmer was the temporary headquarters of Gen. Winfield Scott, under whose command the removal was effected. The reluctant Indians were brought here and guarded until the westward march began.
Erected 1953. (Marker Number 105-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 39.661′ N, 84° 42.555′ W. Marker is near Chatsworth, Georgia, in Murray County. Marker is on Old U.S. 411 1.5 miles south of U.S. 76. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatsworth GA 30705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (approx. 2 miles away); Forks of the Old Federal Road (approx. 2.9 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Holly Creek P.O. (approx. 6.8 miles away); Murray County (approx. 8.1 miles away); Mystery Shrouds Fort Mountain (approx. 8.1 miles away); Legends of Fort Mountain (approx. 8.3 miles away); Fort Mountain State Park (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chatsworth.
Additional keywords. Trail of Tears
Categories. Antebellum South, USForts, CastlesMilitaryNative Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 72 times this year. Photo   1. 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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