Historic Markers Across Georgia



Fort Mathews



Marker ID: GHM 066-7
Location: US 278 at the Oconee River
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 33° 36.558    W 083° 20.796
  33.6093    -83.3466
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6HJ0
Fort Mathews Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

FORT MATHEWS
<-- 2 mi. --

About two miles South, in the fork of the Appalachee and Oconee rivers, stood Fort Mathews, built in 1793. From this fort, Thomas Houghton observed the activities of General Elijah Clark and his land hungry followers as they built forts and fortifications for the protection of Clark´s ´TRANS-OCONEE-REPUBLIC.´ From here Houghton wrote to Governor George Mathews the report that led to the arrest of General Clark and the downfall of his dream of an independent republic established on land not yet ceded by the Creek Indians.

GHM 066-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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