Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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. The marker is on the approach to the US 27 (Business) bridge over the Flint River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Fort Scott Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The J.D. Chason Memorial Park / The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History (about 700 feet away); The Second Creek War and Removal in the Decatur County Area (about 800 feet away); The Battle of Fowltown (about 800 feet away); Decatur County During the Creek and Seminole Wars Era (about 800 feet away); The First Seminole War in Decatur County (about 800 feet away); General Andrew Jackson Trail (about 800 feet away); Decatur County (approx. ¼ mile 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 •
More. Search the internet for Fort Hughes.
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 558 times since then and 19 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.