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Near Hawkinsville in Pulaski County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Hartford

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Old Hartford Marker
Inscription. This is old Hartford, from 1809 until 1836 the seat of Pulaski County, and during those years a thriving city, influential in the military and political life of Georgia. Long before that time, the site was an important trading center for the Indians on the Ocmulgee. Named for Nancy Hart, the Revolutionary heroine, Hartford was incorporated in 1811, with Hardy Vickers, James Bracewell, Elijah Farnell, Furney F. Gatlin and George C. Gaines as Commissioners.

General David Blackshear made his headquarters here, and it was from Hartford in 1815 that he and his troops began their march to the Flint River, cutting the famous military road to that point. General Andrew Jackson with his army encamped at Hartford before starting their march to Fort Early in 1818. When the lands on the west side of the Ocmulgee River were acquired from the Indians, the high bluff on that side was considered a better site for a town, and many of the buildings of Old Hartford were torn down and transported across the river, to become a part of the new county seat, Hawkinsville.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 116-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.

Old Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Old Hartford Marker
32° 16.917′ N, 83° 27.25′ W. Marker is near Hawkinsville, Georgia, in Pulaski County. Marker is on Broad Street (U.S. 129/341) 0.1 miles west of Georgia Route 26, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hawkinsville GA 31036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slosheye Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pulaski County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bleckley County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lucian A. Whipple (approx. 9.3 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (approx. 9.3 miles away); In Memory of Perry L. Johnson (approx. 9.3 miles away); Uchee Path (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hawkinsville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Old Hartford Marker
Looking west toward Hawkinsville on Broad Street, which is US Highways 129 and 341 (and also Georgia Highways 112, 26, 230, and 257).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 4 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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