Heard's Fort

Heard's Fort (HMGY0)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 49.347', W 82° 41.546'

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(Early Georgia Capital)

Heard's Fort was designated the Seat of Government for Georgia on February 3, 1780. The Executive Council met and transacted the affairs of the State in this temporary Capital until early 1781. This designation was made by the Governor and Council in session at Augusta, and was necessary because of the danger that City might at any time be captured by British forces who were practically in control of the State. The fort was a stockade built by Stephen Heard about 1774, when he settled in the area. Stephen Heard served as President of the Executive Council of Georgia, February 18, 1780-1781.
HM NumberHMGY0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number157-16
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 343374 N 3743757
Decimal Degrees33.82245000, -82.69243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 49.347', W 82° 41.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 49' 20.82" N, 82° 41' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-102 Danburg Rd, Washington GA 30673, US
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