Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Garrison Trail



Marker ID: GHM 005-6
Location: Ga 49 west of Milledgeville at Allen Memorial Drive
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 3.568    W 083° 16.617
  33.059466    -83.27695
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This trail is so named because soldiers travelled it from fort Wilkinson to Fort Hawkins at East Macon in 1807. In 1813, when Peter Early was governor, he vetoed a bill arresting the collection of debts. It is said that when a regiment marched threateningly around the Governor´s Mansion in protest, he went out directly to the Colonel and ordered him to march the men along this trail to Ft. Hawkins 30 miles away, saying, "If you dare disobey this order, I´ll have you shot at the head of this regiment".

GHM 005-6 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1996



 

 

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