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Near Canton in Cherokee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Buffington

 
 
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By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
1. Fort Buffington Marker
Inscription. One-half mile north is the site of Fort Buffington, built in the 1830ís by local militia. It was one of about 25 stockades in the Cherokee Indian Nation used by Federal and State troops during the Cherokee Removal in 1838. In May and June, 1838, 7,000 soldiers forced over 15,000 Cherokee Indians from their homes and held them in the stockades until removal west could take place. Many Indians from the local area were held at Fort Buffington. As many as 4,000 Cherokees may have died while in the stockades and on the 800 mile journey west. Their ordeal has become known as the “Trail of Tears.”
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 028-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.443′ N, 84° 24.873′ W. Marker is near Canton, Georgia, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumming Highway (Georgia Route 20) and Dobson Circle, on the right when traveling east on Cumming Highway. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Buffington Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4568 Cumming Highway, Canton GA 30114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Fort Buffington Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
2. Fort Buffington Marker
Looking east on Cumming Highway, GA Highway 20
are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Emerson Brown (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cherokee County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cherokee County Gold (approx. 4.4 miles away); Crescent Farm Rock Barn (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 7.1 miles away); Poole's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away); Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx. 12.1 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 12.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Additional keywords. Trail of Tears
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Fort Buffington Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
3. Fort Buffington Marker
Looking northeast at the intersection of Cumming Highway and Dobson Circle
Fort Buffington Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
4. Fort Buffington Marker
Looking west on Cumming Highway, GA Highway 20, toward Canton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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