Fort Cumming

Fort Cumming (HM8C0)

Location: LaFayette, GA 30728 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 42.912', W 85° 17.289'

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Here stood a Cherokee Indian stockade with blockhouse on hill, built by U.S. Government in 1836.

Capt. Samuel Fariss and a company of Georgia volunteers guarded Cherokee Indians here before their removal to the west.

This fort was presumably named for Rev. David B. Cumming, Methodist minister and missionary to the Cherokees.
HM NumberHM8C0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Trail of Tears series.
Marker Number146-1
Year Placed1952
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 656756 N 3842794
Decimal Degrees34.71520000, -85.28815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.912', W 85° 17.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 54.72" N, 85° 17' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408 W Indiana St, LaFayette GA 30728, US
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