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

Fort Early

 
 
Fort Early Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
1. Fort Early Marker
Inscription. Fort Early, built by General David Blackshear in 1812, was named for Peter Early, Governor of Georgia at that time. It was used by General Blackshear during the war of 1812. On February 13, 1818 General Andrew Jackson and his army arrived at the fort and used it in the campaign against the hostile Seminole Indians of Florida and Creek Indians of Georgia.

Nothing remains of the fort. It is believed to have been a stockade like many used in Indian warfare.

The site of the fort is owned and marked by the Fort Early chapter of the D.A.R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 040-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 51.532′ N, 83° 54.689′ W. Marker is in Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 300 and Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling south on State Route 300. 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 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of the Blankets (approx. 5 miles away); Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
Fort Early Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, May 29, 2013
2. Fort Early Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp (approx. 6.6 miles away); Spanish-Indian Battle (approx. 7 miles away); Blackshear Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 9.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Crisp County (approx. 10.6 miles away); The William Adkinsí Live Oak Tree (approx. 11.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Cordele.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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