Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fort Dearborn

Marker ID: GHM 032-6
Location: US 441/Ga 89 at the Echols County Line (Removed-Marker Shop)
County: Clinch
Waymark: None
Fort Dearborn Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


About 1 mile from here, at the confluence of the Suwanee River and Suwanoochee Creek, U.S. Regular Troops were stationed at Fort Dearborn during the Indian troubles of the late 1830s. They were sent here at the request of Governor Schley to Major General Jessup for the protection of settlers in the lower Georgia counties who were constantly being harassed by Indian raids. The fortification was named for Major G. Dearborn, who commanded the troops stationed there. The site was known as "Old Dearborn" for many years after the soldiers and Indians left the area.


The marker has been removed to the shop.