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

Site of Fort Defiance

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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Site of Fort Defiance Marker
Inscription.  Rendezvous of followers of General Elijah Clarke in the Trans-Oconee Country.
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
 
Location. 33° 4.887′ N, 83° 13.521′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and East Hancock Street (Georgia Route 22/24), in the median on South Jefferson 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. Old State Capitol (here, next to this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away,
Site of Fort Defiance Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Site of Fort Defiance Marker
Looking south on South Jefferson Street, toward the Old State Capitol
measured in a direct line); Troup-Clark Political Feud (about 400 feet away); Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M. (about 500 feet away); Georgia's Secession Convention (about 500 feet away); State House Square (about 500 feet away); Alexis de Tocqueville (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Regarding Site of Fort Defiance. The Trans-Oconee Republic was a short-lived attempt to establish a new country on Creek lands in Georgia. Several forts (of which Fort Defiance was one) and towns were established, and a constitution was written.
 
Also see . . .  Trans-Oconee Republic - New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Site of Fort Defiance Marker
Looking west on East Hancock Street, toward the Baldwin County Courthouses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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