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Fort Hawkins
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NameFort Hawkins
Address736 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217
Brief DescriptionFort Hawkins Visitor Center and Blockhouse
TypeAttraction
CategoryHistoric Site
DescriptionFort Hawkins was one of a series of forts built along the Unites States' frontier. It was originally garrisoned by men from Milledgeville's Fort Wilkinson who moved here after an 1805 treaty with the Creeks opened lands between Commissioner's Creek (Jones County) and the Ocmulgee River. The number of soldiers and people at the fort varied with the events of the early nineteenth century. At one time, there were seven people stationed at the fort: at another time there were 1,400 Native Americans present for annuity payments. Andrew Jackson had 1,000 Tennessee Volunteers here, and Georgia provided hundreds of militiamen for various campaigns. Many of these men were trained or received supplies at Fort Hawkins. The Ocmulgee River was the boundary of the United States from 1805 until 1820, and Fort Hawkins protected that boundary from possible invasions of Spanish, to the south; French, to the west; and British (wherever they could move Native Americans against the United States; and various Native American groups who were willing to oppose encroachment of over-zealous "Americans" into Native held lands.
Phone 1(478) 257-7798
Emailinfo@FortHawkins.com
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Time Allowance1 Hour
CostFree
HoursSaturday - Sunday Noon to 4PM
Websitehttp://forthawkins.com/home.html
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Last Updated8/20/2023
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