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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

 
 
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
1. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
Inscription.  As U.S. Army and Georgia Militia Headquarters, Fort Hawkins played a significant role in the War of 1812. The fort supplied all command and logistics support for the Southern Theatre and fort personnel participated directly in the Creek War and The Battle of New Orleans. Although a military stalemate, our Second War of Independence settled America’s freedom from British rule. During the burning of Washington, D.C., the plans and records of Fort Hawkins were presumably destroyed. Fort Hawkins is listed as an archaeological site on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2012 by Major Philip Cook Chapter, National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the Fort Hawkins Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 50.967′ N, 83° 36.683′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
2. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
of Woolfolk Street and Smith Street, on the right when traveling east on Woolfolk Street. The marker is located just inside the main gate to the Fort Hawkins site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hawkins (here, next to this marker); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Hawkins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dunlap House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battles of Dunlap Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Central City College / Georgia Baptist College (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named The Dunlap House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. The present Fort Hawkins blockhouse is a replica on the original site, constructed in 1938 by the Nathaniel Macon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
3. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
The reconstruction of the Fort Hawkins blockhouse stands in the background.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
4. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
The marker stands next to a Georgia Historical Society marker for Fort Hawkins.
Fort Hawkins Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
5. Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
The replica of the blockhouse, constructed in 1938.
Fort Hawkins Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
6. Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
The replica of the blockhouse, constructed in 1938.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 17, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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