Trader's Hill (Fort Alert)

Trader's Hill (Fort Alert) (HM9EB)

Location: Folkston, GA 31537 Charlton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 47.791', W 82° 2.126'

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About 2 miles East, on this road, is the site of "Fort Alert, usually called Trader's Hill." Established in the 18th century, and defended by a stockade garrisoned by U.S. Troops, Trader's Hill was a refuge for settlers during the Indian Wars. At the head of navigation on the St. Marys River, it was also one of the most important trading centers in the Southeast. In 1854, it became the County Site [sic] of Charlton County, and served in this capacity until 1901. The Methodist Church on the site of the old town is one of the oldest in this County, and in the cemetery adjacent are buried many of the pioneers of the region.
HM NumberHM9EB
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number024-9
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Comission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 400939 N 3407509
Decimal Degrees30.79651667, -82.03543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 47.791', W 82° 2.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 47' 47.46" N, 82° 2' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 522 Okefenokee Pkwy, Folkston GA 31537, US
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