Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
March 9, 1818, Gen. Andrew Jackson arrived here with his staff and troops of the Georgia Militia. He was joined by Kentucky and Tennessee militiamen, who had marched through Alabama. At Fort Scott Jackson concentrated troops for his march into Spanish Florida against Indians who had been raiding U.S. territory. He took with him the force at Fort Scott, excepting 60 men left as garrison. Following Jackson’s campaign the garrison largely consisted of companies
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 043-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 30° 46.148′ N, 84° 44.065′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of Hutchinson Ferry Road (Georgia Route 97 Spur) and Wingate Road, on the left when traveling north on Hutchinson Ferry Road. The marker is at the Jack Wingate Fishing Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Recovery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Recovery Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joshua Davis House (approx. 5.6 miles away in Florida); Ira Sanborn (approx. 5.6 miles away); Apalachicola Arsenal (approx. 7.3 miles away in Florida); Charles James Munnerlyn / “Refuge” (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Apalachicola ArsenalSite of U.S. Post Office Reynoldsville, Georgia / Reuben Arthur Reynolds (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Regarding Fort Scott. The site of Fort Scott is now under the waters of Lake Seminole, created by damming the Flint River. A cannon, erected as a monument to mark the site of Fort Scott, has been moved to J. D. Chason Park in Bainbridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5. submitted on June 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.