Birthplace of John C. Fr?mont

Birthplace of John C. Fr?mont (HM16N1)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.961', W 81° 5.934'

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One of two native Georgians who served as generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, John C. Fr?mont was born nearby on January 21, 1813. As an army officer, his 1840s explorations of the American West gained him fame as the "Pathfinder." During the U.S.-Mexican War, Fr?mont seized California for the U.S. and was elected one of its first Senators in 1850. Opposed to slavery's expansion, he ran unsuccessfully in 1856 as the first Republican presidential candidate. During the Civil War, Fr?mont's 1861 proclamation freeing all Confederate-owned slaves in Missouri was annulled by President Lincoln. After lackluster performance as a combat commander, Fr?mont resigned from the U.S. Army in 1864. He later served as governor of the Arizona Territory (1878-1881) and died in New York in 1890.
HM NumberHM16N1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-42
Year Placed2013
Placed ByFor the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Georgia Battlefields Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490666 N 3549604
Decimal Degrees32.08268333, -81.09890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.961', W 81° 5.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 57.66" N, 81° 5' 56.04" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 W Bay St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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