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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.
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 or CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
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
Fort Mathews Marker looking east on US 278. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. Fort Mathews Marker looking east on US 278.
of Reid Duvall Road, 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. A brief history of the Trans-Oconee Republic, an early attempt to establish another separate nation in North America. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,835 times since then and 55 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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