Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fort Benning (Side 1)

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Opposite Greene Hall, Richardson Circle, Fort Benning
County: Chattahoochee
Coordinates: N 32° 21.882    W 084° 57.365
  32.3647    -84.95608
Waymark: WMNJHX
Fort Benning (Side 1) Marker
Photo by Markerman


Kasihta or Cusseta Town, an important Creek Nation market, played a part in American Revolutionary affairs. In 1780 British Colonel John Tate recruited a large force of local Indians for duty with the British in their defense of Augusta, Georgia. Colonel Tate became ill during the march to Augusta; was returned to Kasihta; died, and was buried on what is now the Fort Benning Military Reservation.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1980.