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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Hawkins

 
 
Fort Hawkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
1. Fort Hawkins Marker
Inscription. Fort Hawkins was established at this site in 1806 on the eastern bank of the Ocmulgee River at the border of the Muskogee Creek Nation. The location was chosen by the fortís namesake, Benjamin Hawkins, who served as the U.S. Agent for Indian Affairs South of the Ohio River from 1796-1816. Located along the old Federal Road linking the Georgia interior to ports at Mobile and New Orleans, the fort served as a military supply point and a frontier trading post. The fort was decommissioned in 1828 as the frontier moved further west. The replica southeast blockhouse was erected by the Nathaniel Macon Chapter NSDAR in 1937-1938. The community that developed around the fort would eventually become the city of Macon.
 
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society and Fort Hawkins Commission. (Marker Number 11-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.967′ N, 83° 36.683′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Woolfolk Street and Smith Street, on the right when traveling west on Woolfolk Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Fort Hawkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Fort Hawkins Marker
The marker and replica of Fort Hawkins, in a fenced-off area
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration ( here, next to this marker); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Hawkins ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Dunlap House ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Battles of Dunlap Farm ( approx. 0.6 miles away); William Bartram Trail ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Central City College/Georgia Baptist College ( approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Dunlap House ( approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
More about this marker. The area around the Fort Hawkins marker and the recreated blockhouse is fenced off and not normally open.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Hawkins Archaeological Park - Macon, Georgia. ExploreSouthernHistory.com provides a history of Fort Hawkins. (Submitted on November 3, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Hawkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
3. Fort Hawkins Marker
Fort Hawkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
4. Fort Hawkins Marker
A marker, erected in 2012 for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration, stands next to the Fort Hawkins marker.
Fort Hawkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
5. Fort Hawkins Marker
The replica blockhouse is in the background.
Fort Hawkins image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
6. Fort Hawkins
The replica blockhouse, built in 1937-38
Fort Hawkins Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
7. Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
The south facade
Fort Hawkins Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
8. Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
The north facade
Fort Hawkins Cannon image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
9. Fort Hawkins Cannon
Located at the blockhouse
Fort Hawkins Double-Hearth Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
10. Fort Hawkins Double-Hearth Fireplace
Uncovered during an archaeological excavation in 2005-2007.
Fort Hawkins Double-Hearth Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
11. Fort Hawkins Double-Hearth Fireplace
<i>"Fort Hawkins", Block House No. 2, Macon, Ga., </i> image. Click for full size.
By Woodall, 1902
12. "Fort Hawkins", Block House No. 2, Macon, Ga.,
This is an earlier reconstruction of the block house, as the last original one was dismantled in 1883.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,393 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on September 17, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on November 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   12. submitted on November 3, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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