Fort Yargo

Fort Yargo (HMESV)

Location: Winder, GA 30680 Barrow County
Buy Georgia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 33° 58.595', W 83° 44.11'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 417 views
Inscription

<———<<<<

This remarkably preserved log blockhouse was built in 1793, according to historians. There are several references to Fort Yargo as existing prior to 1800. Its location is given as three miles southwest of "Jug Tavern," original name for Winder.

Early historians say Fort Yargo was one of four forts built by Humphries Brothers to protect early white settlers from Indians. The other three forts were listed as at Talassee, Thomocoggan, now Jefferson, and Groaning Rock, now Commerce.

Fort Yargo is now a State Park with recreational facilities.
Details
HM NumberHMESV
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Tags
Marker Number007-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:42pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Photo Credits: [1] HANK MYERS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 247307 N 3762931
Decimal Degrees33.97658333, -83.73516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.595', W 83° 44.11'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 35.70" N, 83° 44' 6.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8682-8798 Fort Yargo Road, Winder GA 30680, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker could use another picture or two.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?