Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Fort Fidius
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In 1794 Commander Roberts complained to the Secretary of War that he had only 69 able-bodied men to face 10,000 Indians.
In 1797 the U.S. Government replaced Fort Fidius with Fort Wilkinson on the west side of the river on Indian lands.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 5.072′ N, 83° 12.587′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Road and Hancock Street (Georgia Route 22/24), on the right when traveling north on Kings Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rock Landing (here, next to this marker); Campsite of Union Army Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.9 miles away); State House Square (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Fort Defiance (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old State Capitol (approx. 0.9 miles away); Provost Guard Campsite (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
Regarding Old Fort Fidius. There is no remaining trace of the fort or settlement.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.