Near Winder in Barrow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Early historians say Fort Yargo was one of four forts built by Humphries Brothers to protect early white settlers from Indians. The other three forts were listed as at Talassee, Thomocoggan, now Jefferson, and Groaning Rock, now Commerce.
Fort Yargo is now a State Park with recreational facilities.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 007-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 58.595′ N, 83° 44.11′ W. Marker is near Winder, Georgia, in Barrow County. Marker is on Broad Street 0.4 miles south of South Broad Street (Georgia Route 81), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in Fort Yargo State Park. Broad Street enters the park at the main (northern-most) entrance; the marker is across the bridge, in a parking lot on the left at the blockhouse. There is a fee to enter the park to reach the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Winder GA 30680, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Builder of the Nation (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Barrow County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Winder's Most Historical Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Concord Methodist Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glenwood Elementary and High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Russell House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethlehem United Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winder.
Regarding Fort Yargo. The Fort Yargo blockhouse was moved from its original location off Carson Wages Road east of Georgia Highway 81 to its new location inside the park, where it was restored. The marker, formerly at the intersection of GA 81 and Carson Wages Road, was moved with the blockhouse. The blockhouse and marker were apparently moved in 2005-2006.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,778 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.