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Near Tignall in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Heard's Fort

(Early Georgia Capital)

 
 
Heard's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Heard's Fort Marker
Inscription. Heardís Fort was designated the Seat of Government for Georgia on February 3, 1780. The Executive Council met and transacted the affairs of the State in this temporary Capital until early 1781. This designation was made by the Governor and Council in session at Augusta, and was necessary because of the danger that City might at any time be captured by British forces who were practically in control of the State. The fort was a stockade built by Stephen Heard about 1774, when he settled in the area. Stephen Heard served as President of the Executive Council of Georgia, February 18, 1780-1781.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.347′ N, 82° 41.546′ W. Marker is near Tignall, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Danburg Road (Georgia Route 44) one mile south of Sandtown Road SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tignall GA 30668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Court North of Augusta (approx. one mile away); Fishing Creek Baptist Church
Heard's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 19, 2014
2. Heard's Fort Marker
(approx. one mile away); Walnut Hill Academy (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Rev. John Springer (approx. 4.3 miles away); Independence United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Ordination in Georgia (approx. 6.2 miles away); Site of Presbyterian Poplar (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tignall.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesGovernmentSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Heard's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. Heard's Fort Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 44 toward Sandtown Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on January 31, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 14, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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