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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tomlinson Fort House

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Tomlinson Fort House Marker
Inscription.  At this site lived Tomlinson Fort (1787-1859). A leader of the Union Party, he studied medicine and wrote a widely used book on medical practice. A captain in the War of 1812, he served in the Georgia legislature and the U.S. Congress, and on the board of governors of the University of Georgia. He founded the Federal Union in 1830 and was president of the Central Bank of Georgia. As early as 1822 he advocated replacing the Poor School Fund with a public school system. He was instrumental in establishing at Milledgeville in 1837 the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, now the largest state institution in Georgia.
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationGovernment & PoliticsScience & MedicineWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 4.76′ N, 83° 13.783′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville
Tomlinson Fort House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Tomlinson Fort House Marker
, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Greene Street and South Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west on West Greene Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Soto in Georgia (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Charles Holmes Herty (about 500 feet away); Dr. Charles Holmes Herty (about 500 feet away); Georgia State Penitentiary (about 500 feet away); Baldwin County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Old Governor's Mansion (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Old Governor’s Mansion (about 700 feet away); The Allen Strain (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding Tomlinson Fort House. The Fort House was to be torn down for the expansion of a bank's drive-through and parking facilities. The house was saved and moved to a different location in the Milledgeville historic district.
 
Tomlinson Fort House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Tomlinson Fort House Marker
Looking west on West Greene Street toward South Liberty Street. The 1820 Paine-Jones house is on the left.
Tomlinson Fort House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
4. Tomlinson Fort House Marker
In the background is the parking lot where the house stood.
Tomlinson Fort House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
5. Tomlinson Fort House
The house, built c. 1820, in its new location.
Tomlinson Fort House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
6. Tomlinson Fort House
In its new location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on September 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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