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Crisp County Historical Markers

Fort Early


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Fort Early
  • Location: Ga 300 1 mile from Worth County line

FORT EARLY

Fort Early, built by General Blackshear

in 1812, was named for Peter Early, Governor

of Georgia at that time. It was used by General

Blackshear during the war of 1812. On February

13, 1818 General Andrew Jackson and his army

arrived at the fort and used it in the campaign

against the hostile Seminole Indians of Florida

and Creek Indians of Georgia.

Nothing remains of the fort. It is believed

to have been a stockade like many used in

Indian warfare.

The site of the fort is owned and marked

by the Fort Early chapter of the D.A.R.

040-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954