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

Montpelier

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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Montpelier Marker
Inscription. This church is named Montpelier after Fort Montpelier of 1794, 1/2 mi. below here down the Oconee. This fort & others were built during the Creek Indian troubles. Capt. Jonas Fouche was ordered to guard the Ga. frontier from the mouth of the Tugaloo to Fort Fidius on the Oconee. 200 militia cavalry & infantry raised under Gov. Telfair were placed under the command of Maj. Gaither, Federal commandant. A note on Fouche’s map reads: “As it is 40 mi. from Fort Twiggs to Mount Pelah where Maj. Gaither lies in garrison, it is recommended that a public station might be created by the Government (at Cedar Shoals)”.
 
Erected 1996 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 005-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.809′ N, 83° 9.842′ W. Marker is near Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Sparta Highway (Georgia Route 22) and Montpelier Church Road, on the right when traveling east on Sparta Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 449 Sparta Highway, Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of
Montpelier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Montpelier Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campsite of Union Army (approx. 2˝ miles away); Old Fort Fidius (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Rock Landing (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 3˝ miles away); State House Square (approx. 3˝ miles away); Provost Guard Campsite (was approx. 3˝ miles away but has been reported missing. ); Troup-Clark Political Feud (approx. 3˝ miles away); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Montpelier Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Montpelier Marker
The intersection of Montpelier Church Road (on the left) and Sparta Highway, Georgia Highway 22/24.
Montpelier United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
4. Montpelier United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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