Fort Buffington

Fort Buffington (HMYJH)

Location: Canton, GA 30115 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 14.443', W 84° 24.873'

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One-half mile north is the site of Fort Buffington, built in the 1830's by local militia. It was one of about 25 stockades in the Cherokee Indian Nation used by Federal and State troops during the Cherokee Removal in 1838. In May and June, 1838, 7,000 soldiers forced over 15,000 Cherokee Indians from their homes and held them in the stockades until removal west could take place. Many Indians from the local area were held at Fort Buffington. As many as 4,000 Cherokees may have died while in the stockades and on the 800 mile journey west. Their ordeal has become known as the "Trail of Tears."
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number028-6
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 10:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738114 N 3791870
Decimal Degrees34.24071667, -84.41455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 14.443', W 84° 24.873'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 14' 26.58" N, 84° 24' 52.38" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770, 706, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4406-4550 Cumming Hwy, Canton GA 30115, US
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