Fort Hawkins

Fort Hawkins (HM14GK)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Bibb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 50.967', W 83° 36.683'

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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 fort's 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.
HM NumberHM14GK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number11-5
Year Placed2007
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Fort Hawkins Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 3:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 255606 N 3637619
Decimal Degrees32.84945000, -83.61138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.967', W 83° 36.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 58.02" N, 83° 36' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 737-799 Woolfolk St, Macon GA 31217, US
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