Historic Markers Across Georgia

Colonel John McIntosh

Marker ID: GHM 095-4
Location: S of Pine Harbor, 2.8 mi E of US 17, 2.2 mi N of Eulonia
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 32.761    W 081° 22.576
  31.546017    -81.376267
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QYB
Colonel John McIntosh Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud


About one mile from this spot, at Fairhope, the adjoining plantation, Colonel John McIntosh, hero of the american revolution, was buried in 1826.

It was Colonel McIntosh, in command of Fort Morris at Sunbury, who, when the British Lieut. Col. L.V. Fuser demanded the surrender of the fort on Nov. 20, 1778, replied: ´Come and Take It.´

A member of the family of Scotich Highlanders who led in the settlement of Darien and for whom the county of McIntosh was named, Col. McIntosh had a long and distinguished military career, serving throughout the Revolution and the War of 1812.

GHM 095-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1955

Colonel John McIntosh
Photo by Mike Stroud