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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Barrington

— 12 mi. →

 
 
Fort Barrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2008
1. Fort Barrington Marker
Arrow points to the west
Inscription. Fort Barrington, about twelve miles West of here on the Altamaha River, was built in 1751. Lieut. Robert Baillie, in charge of construction, commanded the post for several years.

Named Fort Howe during the Revolution, the fort played a vital part in that War, guarding the most dangerous land pass on the Southern Frontier of Georgia. In constant peril from British forces and their Indian allies, the fort was the scene of several battles and skirmishes.

Confederate troops were stationed on the site during the War Between The States.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 23.171′ N, 81° 26.021′ W. Marker was in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker was at the intersection of Ga 251 and US 17 (Ga 25 ), on the right when traveling east on Ga 251. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Old River Road (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing.
Fort Barrington Marker, shares location with Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2008
2. Fort Barrington Marker, shares location with Old River Road Marker
); Darien Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Darien's Railroad and Depot (approx. one mile away); Columbus Square (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Andrew's Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Inverness (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Oglethorpe Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ashantilly (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
Regarding Fort Barrington. Today, time has claimed the wooden fort, and the river has eroded half the earthworks. A hunting club owns the remaining earthworks, and unfortunately a private boat ramp runs down the middle of the fort. Nearby, Barrington County Park is open to the general public for boat launches, tent or RV camping, or a quiet picnic.
The historic fort is on private property that is popular with hunters. Please respect their property rights and avoid the area during hunting season
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Barrington Marker, stands alone in 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
3. Fort Barrington Marker, stands alone in 2011
Fort Barrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 11, 2017
4. Fort Barrington Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 18, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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