Fort Barrington

Fort Barrington (HM8RA)

Location: Ludowici, GA 31316 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 34.621', W 81° 34.009'

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Approximately ten miles west of here on the banks of the Altamaha River stood Fort Barrington, a stronghold whose origin dates back to earliest Colonial times. It was built as a defense against the Spaniards and Indians and was called Fort Barrington in honor of a friend and kinsman of General James Edward Oglethorpe, Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Barrington. This gentleman, a scion of the English nobility, was a large landowner in Georgia, whose home was just east of Barrington Ferry on San Savilla Bluff. Fort Barrington, which was twelve miles northwest of the town of Darien was renamed Fort Howe during the Revolution as it fell into the hands of the British.

The fort long ago ceased to exist, but the old military road which formerly ran between Savannah and Fort Barrington is still known as the Old Barrington Road. Barrington Ferry, important ferry since Colonial Days, was in use until the early years of the Twentieth Century.
HM NumberHM8RA
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number095-2
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 446216 N 3493692
Decimal Degrees31.57701667, -81.56681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 34.621', W 81° 34.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 34' 37.26" N, 81° 34' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 516-524 Townsend Rd, Ludowici GA 31316, US
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