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Omaha in Stewart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort McCreary – 1836

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Fort McCreary – 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Fort McCreary – 1836 Marker
Inscription. One mile north of here is the site of Fort McCreary built for the defense of Georgia’s frontier along the Chattahoochee River. During the Creek Indian War of 1836 it was garrisoned by the U. S. soldiers and Georgia Volunteers under command of Gen. McClesky. A relief column from the Fort saved the day for Captain Garmany’s Company of Georgia Militia during a battle on the Shepherd plantation. Three unknown soldiers lie buried on the crest of the Fort which is now owned by Roanoke Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 8.588′ N, 85° 0.804′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Florence Road (Georgia Route 39) and 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Florence Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha GA 31821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation (approx. 3 miles away); Florence (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Spanish Fort, 1689-1691
Fort McCreary – 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Fort McCreary – 1836 Marker
Looking southwest across 2nd Avenue (foreground) at Florence Road, Georgia Highway 39.
(approx. 5.4 miles away in Alabama); Fort Jones (approx. 5.9 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 6.6 miles away); Providence United Methodist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Rev. David Walker Lowe (approx. 8.2 miles away); Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church /Macedonia School (approx. 9 miles away in Alabama). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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