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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
Blackshear Trail Marker
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 040-1 — Blackshear Trail
Blackshear Trail, made by General David Blackshear during the War of 1812, was used by General Andrew Jackson when he led his troops from Fort Hawkins, now Macon, through Hartford, now Hawkinsville, to Fort Early in 1818. The section was roadless . . . — Map (db m53208) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — Camp Safety PatrolLake Blackshear
This camp, as proposed by Cpl. J.M. Moore, Georgia State Highway Patrol, and sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Emmett R. Culbreth and James H. Floyd, State Commanders; Department of Public Safety, George Wilson, Director, and the Department . . . — Map (db m111394) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 040-6 — Crisp County
Crisp County was created by Act of Aug. 17, 1905 from Dooly County. It was named for Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), Georgia lawyer, judge, Congressman, who was born in Sheffield, England, of actor parents touring the British Isles. Judge Crisp . . . — Map (db m53210) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 41 0-5 — De Soto Trail1540
Hernando de Soto and his army after crossing to the west side of Flint River near Bainbridge, recrossed it on March 31, 1540, between the mouths of Jones and Gum creeks, and stopped at the town of the Ichisi chief. He was the first that came to them . . . — Map (db m52884) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 040-2 — Fort Early
Fort Early, built by General David Blackshear in 1812, was named for Peter Early, Governor of Georgia at that time. It was used by General Blackshear during the war of 1812. On February 13, 1818 General Andrew Jackson and his army arrived at the . . . — Map (db m65821) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 040-5 — Georgia Veterans Memorial State ParkCamp Safety Patrol
Here begins “Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park.” This 1,200 acre tract of land was purchased by Crisp County Commissioners and given to the State of Georgia December 4, 1946 in grateful appreciation of, and as a living memorial to the . . . — Map (db m35041) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — 040-9 — Spanish-Indian Battle(1702)
Early in 1702 Joseph de Zuńiga, Spanish Governor of Florida, and Pierre le Moyne Iberville, French founder of Louisiana, made plans to check steadily increasing English trade with the Indian tribes in the interior, and perhaps to drive them out of . . . — Map (db m22899) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — The William Adkins’ Live Oak Tree
Spreading its limbs over 100 feet, this Live Oak has comforted and delighted generations of visitors. passerby and owners of the William Adkins Plantation Home. The Crisp-Dooly Forestry Department measurerd this tree in 1976. It was 56 inches . . . — Map (db m9134) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — Titan I Missile
This is the site of Confederate Air Force Pad No. 1 Holding 98', this giant missile was dismantled in California and flown to Warner Robins Air Force Base. The missile was then transported along I-75 to Cordele. The . . . — Map (db m55339) HM
Georgia (Crisp County), Cordele — Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp
In 1952, the V.F.W. opened Camp Safety Patrol. Here, with the cooperation of the Department of Public Safety, over 72,000 youths camped and learned school safety practices. The V.F.W. made improvements, built facilities and obtained equipment for . . . — Map (db m35042) HM

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