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Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Hughes

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
1. Fort Hughes Marker
Inscription. Four blocks west is the site of Fort Hughes, built in 1817, by the 7th Regiment of the U.S. Infantry under the command of Captain John M. McIntosh. This fort served as a protection for foraging parties and as a trading post and U.S. Arsenal during the First Seminole War.

A Federal Monument marks the site of the fort and is near the grave of Bugler Hughes who fell in a fight with the Indians November 28, 1817.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration. (Marker Number 27 R-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 30° 54.583′ N, 84° 34.656′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of West Calhoun Street (Business U.S. 27) and North Florida Street, on the right when traveling west on West Calhoun Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the approach to the US 27 (Business) bridge over the Flint River. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The J.D. Chason Memorial Park / The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History ( about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Fort Hughes Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
2. Fort Hughes Marker
Fort Scott Memorial ( about 800 feet away); Decatur County ( approx. 0.2 miles away); De Soto Trail ( approx. mile away); The Bainbridge Volunteers ( approx. mile away); El Camino Real ( approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers ( approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
 
More about this marker. The marker was erected in the late 1930s. The marker was probably damaged at some point, as the present mounting (a frame on the post) is not original.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Fort Hughes Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 17, 2012
3. Fort Hughes Marker
Looking west at the bridge over the Flint River; cars in the distance are at the highest point of the bridge. North Florida Street is at the left.
Fort Hughes Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
4. Fort Hughes Monument
The monument at the site of Fort Hughes mentioned on the marker stands in the J.D. Chason Memorial Park, two blocks from the marker. It is one of three 32 pound cannon obtained from Fort Clinch, Florida in 1882 to mark the sites of Fort Hughes, Fort Scott, and Camp Recovery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on June 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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