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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Fort Fidius

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Old Fort Fidius Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Old Fort Fidius Marker
Inscription. The first settlement in this section was made up of four frame houses, a dozen or more cabins and a fort. It was called Federal town. Many of the soldiers died so a new fort was built several miles up the river and named Fort Fidius. It was located 2 miles below the mouth of Fishing Creek and 4 miles below this point.

In 1794 Commander Roberts complained to the Secretary of War that he had only 69 able-bodied men to face 10,000 Indians.

In 1797 the U.S. Government replaced Fort Fidius with Fort Wilkinson on the west side of the river on Indian lands.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 5.072′ N, 83° 12.587′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Road and Hancock Street (Georgia Route 22/24), on the right when traveling north on Kings Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rock Landing (here, next to this marker); Campsite of Union Army (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Fort Defiance (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old State Capitol (approx. 0.9 miles away); Provost Guard Campsite (approx. 0.9 miles away); Troup-Clark Political Feud (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milledgeville.
Old Fort Fidius Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Old Fort Fidius Marker

 
Regarding Old Fort Fidius. There is no remaining trace of the fort or settlement.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Old Fort Fidius Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Old Fort Fidius Marker
The Old Fort Fidius marker is on the right (a marker for The Rock Landing is on the left).
Old Fort Fidius Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
4. Old Fort Fidius Marker
Looking north on Kings Road at the intersection with Georgia Highways 22 and 24
 

 
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