Historic Markers Across Georgia



General Wood's Fort



Marker ID: GHM 081-8
Location: US 319 east of Bartow
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 0.036    W 082° 24.607
  33.0006    -82.41011
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H6Z
General Wood's Fort Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On a high knoll, overlooking the surrounding land, stood the home of General Solomon Wood, Revolutionary soldier. Near his home, General Wood built a blockhouse for the protection of his family and neighbors. When there was any sign or sound of Indian trouble, a large bell, loud enough to be heard for two miles, would summon everyone within hearing range to the shelter of the fort. General Wood is buried near the site of his home and fort, now part of "Victory Farm".

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