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Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blackshear Trail

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Blackshear Trail Marker
Inscription. Blackshear Trail, made by General David Blackshear during the War of 1812, was used by General Andrew Jackson when he led his troops from Fort Hawkins, now Macon, through Hartford, now Hawkinsville, to Fort Early in 1818. The section was roadless except for this and a few Indian trails. General Jackson used it in his campaign against the Seminole and Creek Indians.

The Battle of Skin Cypress Pond was fought on the Blackshear Trail. During the battle three U.S. soldiers and a number of Indians were killed. They were buried at the site of the battle in unmarked graves.
 
Erected 1989 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 040-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 56.742′ N, 83° 49.128′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker is on Old Albany Road (Georgia Route 300) 0.9 miles west of U.S. 280, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cordele GA 31015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Soto Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Crisp County
Blackshear Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Blackshear Trail Marker
Looking northeast on Old Albany Road (Georgia Highway 300) toward US Highway 280 and Cordele
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Titan I Missile (approx. 4 miles away); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. 5.5 miles away); Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp (approx. 5.7 miles away); The William Adkinsí Live Oak Tree (approx. 6.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Early (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cordele.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had disappeared from this location.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Blackshear Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Blackshear Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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