Historic Markers Across Georgia

Beard's Bluff A Revolutionary Post

Marker ID: GHM 091-2
Location: US 301 at the Tattnall County line, 8 mi NW of Ludowici
County: Long
Coordinates: N 31° 50.847    W 081° 55.758
  31.84745765    -81.92930147
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPVKP
Beard's Bluff A Revolutionary Post Marker
Photo by Markerman


About 5 miles Southwest, on this road, Beard´s Bluff, on the Altamaha River, was one of the most important posts on the Southern frontier of Georgia during the Revolutionary War.

The post was fortified by a stockade early in the War, and a Company of Light Horse was stationed there. Beard´s Bluff was the scene of frequent skirmishes with the Indians. During one of these engagements, in December, 1776, a number of men were killed, and were buried in unmarked graves near the stockade.