Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The J.D. Chason Memorial Park / The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History
The J.D. Chason Memorial Park
The J.D. Chason Memorial Park stands a permanent honor in memory of the late Doctor J.D. Chason. Members of his immediate family graciously presented it on December 29, 1921 to the city of Bainbridge. It is an historic location and is about two acres in size. The use of it is restricted to Park purposes.
The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History
The J.D. Chason Memorial Park is an historic location. It was here that DeSoto and his men crossed the Flint River over three centuries ago. The El Camino Real, the King’s Highway, also crossed the grounds. Located within the Park is the site of Fort Hughes, built in 1817 by U.S. Soldiers under command of Capt. John M. McIntosh, and the grave of the first soldier, Bugler Hughes, killed in the Seminole Indian War.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 30° 54.467′ N, 84° 34.717′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is on West Jackson Street 0 miles west of North Florida Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fort Scott Memorial (here, next to this marker); Decatur County (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Hughes (about 800 feet away); The Bainbridge Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
More about this marker. The marker is in the style of the markers erected by the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s, but without the identification and numbering found on those markers.
Categories. • Exploration • Forts, Castles • Roads & Vehicles • Wars, US Indian •
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