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Village of Fowltown

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Ga 97 .6 mile north of Green Shade Rd (at tree 40' off rd)
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 47.942    W 084° 36.619
  30.799033    -84.61031
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Village of Fowltown Marker
Photo by David Seibert


In this vicinity stood the Seminole village of Fowltown, scene of battle, Nov. 21, 1817, which marked the beginning of the First Seminole Indian War. The engagement resulted when Major Twiggs with 250 soldiers from Fort Scott attempted to arrest its warriors for depredations against the white frontier. A second conflict occurred at the village and nearby swamp Nov. 23rd, 1817, U.S. Soldiers being led by Lt. Col. Arbuckle. On Jan. 4, 1818, the village was found deserted and destroyed.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
Decatur County Historical Society and Friends

Village of Fowltown
Photo by David Seibert


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