Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Lafayette Monument



Marker ID:  
Location: intersection of Lumpkin Rd and Sigerfoos Rd, Fort Benning, GA
County: Chattahoochee
Coordinates: N 32° 21.822    W 084° 57.412
  32.3637    -84.95686666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The Lafayette Monument




Along the Federal Road
built in 1811
east and west through
this place
there passed in 1825
Lafayette
Soldier of France and
volunteer in the cause
of American Liberty
“At the first news my heart was enrolled”


Here stood
the
Indian village
Kasihta
Peace Town
of the
Lower Creek Nation


At the mouth of
Upatoi Creek
on
this reservation
The Battle
of
Hitchiti
was fought in 1836
between
Creek Indians
and Georgia Militia


Tablet erected in 1926 by the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution



 

 

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