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Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation

 
 
Fort Benning Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
1. Fort Benning Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.
Side 1: Fort Benning

Kasihta or Cusseta Town, an important Creek Nation market, played a part in American Revolutionary affairs. In 1780 British Colonel John Tate recruited a large force of local Indians for duty with the British in their defense of Augusta, Georgia. Colonel Tate became ill during the march to Augusta; was returned to Kasihta; died, and was buried on what is now the Fort Benning Military Reservation.

Side 2: Fort Benning Military Reservation

Established following World War One, this post occupies former Indian lands sold during the Georgia Land Lottery of 1827. John Woolfolk consolidated small land holdings in 1843. Benjamin Hatcher acquired the property in 1883. Arthur Bussey purchased the plantation in 1907, selling it to the Federal Government in 1919. Fort Benning now occupies some 180,000 acres in Georgia and Alabama, most of which are in Chattahoochee County, Georgia.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 21.882′ N, 84° 57.365′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Richardson Circle 0 miles south of Baltzell Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Fort Benning Military Reservation Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
2. Fort Benning Military Reservation Marker (Side 2)
Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. China Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Riverside" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gowdy Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); 505th Parachute Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Infantry Board (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands opposite Greene Hall on Richardson Circle
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Benning Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
3. Fort Benning Marker (Side 1)
Fort Benning Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
4. Fort Benning Marker (Side 1)
Greene Hall is in the background.
Fort Benning Military Reservation Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
5. Fort Benning Military Reservation Marker (Side 2)
Fort Benning Military Reservation Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2012
6. Fort Benning Military Reservation Marker (Side 2)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 27, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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