Historic Markers Across Georgia



Moniac



Marker ID: GHM 024-7
Location: Ga 94 in Moniac
County: Charlton
Coordinates:   
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This area saw frequent action during the early Indian Wars. Moniac is said to have been named for old Fort Moniac, a small hewn log fort about one mile north of the Florida side of the river. It was through the swamp near here that most of the Indians escaped while being driven by general Charles Floyd and made their way to the Everglades. An old log house on the Canaday homestead was often the refuge for inhabitants of this section during Indian raids. Built of pine logs, and equipped with port holes for muskets, it was the scene of many battles. On one occasion the Canaday family was surprised by a Seminole attack, and several were killed.

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