Historic Markers Across Georgia

War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Woolfolk Street and Smith Street, Macon, GA
County: Bibb
Coordinates: N 32° 50.967    W 083° 36.683
  32.84945    -83.61138333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration Marker
Photo by David Seibert


As U.S. Army and Georgia Militia Headquarters, Fort Hawkins played a significant role in the War of 1812. The fort supplied all command and logistics support for the Southern Theatre and fort personnel participated directly in the Creek War and The Battle of New Orleans. Although a military stalemate, our Second War of Independence settled America's freedom from British rule. During the burning of Washington, D.C., the plans and records of Fort Hawkins were presumably destroyed. Fort Hawkins is listed as an archaeological site on the National Register of Historic Places.

Placed by Major Philip Cook Chapter
National Society United States Daughters of 1812
and the Fort Hawkins Commission.

Fort Hawkins Blockhouse
War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration
Photo by David Seibert