1813One half mile due east lies the site of Fort Perry, along the Old Federal Road. A stockade fort, defended by block houses, this post was ordered erected by General John Floyd, of Camden county, as he led a body of 400 Georgia Militiamen through this friendly Indian country to fight the Red Sticks across the Chattahoochee river in Alabama territory. Completed in October 1813, it was named in honor of Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry, Naval hero of the War of 1812, whose message from the Battle of Lake Erie that "We have met the enemy and they are ours" gave him immortal fame.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 730789 N 3596097|
|Decimal Degrees||32.47818333, -84.54411667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 28.691', W 84° 32.647'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 28' 41.46" N, 84° 32' 38.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||229, 478|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1001-1099 Co Rd 49, Mauk GA 31058, US|
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