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

Site of Fort Defiance

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Site of Fort Defiance Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Site of Fort Defiance Marker
Inscription. Rendezvous of followers of General Elijah Clarke in the Trans-Oconee Country.
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.887′ N, 83° 13.521′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and East Hancock Street (Georgia Route 22/24), in the median on South Jefferson Street. 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. Old State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Troup-Clark Political Feud (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 500 feet away); Georgia's Secession Convention (about 500 feet away); Provost Guard Campsite (about 500 feet away); Alexis de Tocqueville (about 500 feet away); Statehouse Square (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding Site of Fort Defiance.
Site of Fort Defiance Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Site of Fort Defiance Marker
Looking south on South Jefferson Street, toward the Old State Capitol
The Trans-Oconee Republic was a short-lived attempt to establish a new country on Creek lands in Georgia. Several forts (of which Fort Defiance was one) and towns were established, and a constitution was written.
 
Also see . . .  Trans-Oconee Republic - New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of Fort Defiance Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Site of Fort Defiance Marker
Looking west on East Hancock Street, toward the Baldwin County Courthouses
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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