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Near Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Mathews

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Fort Mathews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
1. Fort Mathews Marker
Inscription.  
About two miles South, in the fork of the Appalachee and Oconee rivers, stood Fort Mathews, built in 1793. From this fort, Thomas Houghton observed the activities of General Elijah Clark and his land hungry followers as they built forts and fortifications for the protection of Clark’s “TRANS-OCONEE-REPUBLIC.” From here Houghton wrote to Governor George Mathews the report that led to the arrest of General Clark and the downfall of his dream of an independent republic established on land not yet ceded by the Creek Indians.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 066-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
 
Location. 33° 36.558′ N, 83° 20.796′ W. Marker is near Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is on Greensboro Road (U.S. 278) 0.1 miles east of Reid Duvall Road
Fort Mathews Marker looking east on US 278. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. Fort Mathews Marker looking east on US 278.
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, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located on the east bank of the Appalachee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckhead (approx. 2.8 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 4.9 miles away); Swords (approx. 5 miles away); The Oconee River Railroad Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Park's Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Progressive Experiment (approx. 6.2 miles away); Early Public Forum (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Trans-Oconee Repulbic. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,134 times since then and 144 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 19, 2022