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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

 
 
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
1. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
Inscription. As U.S. Army and Georgia Militia Headquarters, Fort Hawkins played a significant role in the War of 1812. The fort supplied all command and logistics support for the Southern Theatre and fort personnel participated directly in the Creek War and The Battle of New Orleans. Although a military stalemate, our Second War of Independence settled America’s freedom from British rule. During the burning of Washington, D.C., the plans and records of Fort Hawkins were presumably destroyed. Fort Hawkins is listed as an archaeological site on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2012 by Major Philip Cook Chapter, National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the Fort Hawkins Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.967′ N, 83° 36.683′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Woolfolk Street and Smith Street, on the right when traveling east on Woolfolk Street. Click for map. The marker is located just inside the main gate to the Fort Hawkins site. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
2. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
marker. Fort Hawkins (here, next to this marker); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dunlap House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battles of Dunlap Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Central City College/Georgia Baptist College (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Dunlap House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. The present Fort Hawkins blockhouse is a replica on the original site, constructed in 1938 by the Nathaniel Macon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
3. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
The reconstruction of the Fort Hawkins blockhouse stands in the background.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
4. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
The marker stands next to a Georgia Historic Society marker for Fort Hawkins.
Fort Hawkins Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
5. Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
The replica of the blockhouse, constructed in 1938.
Fort Hawkins Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
6. Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
The replica of the blockhouse, constructed in 1938.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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