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Near Omaha in Stewart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Jones

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Fort Jones Marker
Inscription. Fort Jones, a stockade fort built during the Creek uprising of 1836, stood on this site. After the burning of Roanoke, the frightened settlers sought refuge in its blockhouse, built of upright skinned logs with high windows for gun holes. The fort was built under command of Major H. W. Jernigan and garrisoned by a company of Stewart County citizen soldiers. Among them were Thos. J. Still, Capt. Ball, Jared Irwin, Col. F. G. Gibson, Capt. Robert Billups, David Delk, Col. A. P. Rood and James Fitzgerald who rode to Fort McCreary for aid for the Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 3.577′ N, 85° 2.182′ W. Marker is near Omaha, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is on Georgia Route 39 2 miles south of Georgia Route 39C, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5793 Georgia Highway 39, Omaha GA 31821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roanoke (approx. 0.7 miles away); Florence
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Fort Jones Marker
(approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort McCreary – 1836 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Providence United Methodist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Rev. David Walker Lowe (approx. 7.7 miles away); Glennville (approx. 9.4 miles away in Alabama); Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church / Green Grove Schoolhouse (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. Fort Jones Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 39 toward Florence
Fort Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
4. Fort Jones Marker
Looking west on a private road toward the Chattahoochee River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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