Historic Markers Across Georgia

Timothy Barnard

Marker ID: GHM 096-2
Location: Ga 49 at Randolph Street in Oglethorpe
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 17.553    W 084° 3.771
  32.29254693    -84.0628505
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4TCM
Timothy Barnard Marker  


Timothy Barnard, first white settler known to live on land now in Macon County, operated an Indian Trading Post on the west bank of the Flint River one mile southeast of here from pre-Revolutionary days until he died in 1820. For his loyalty to the American cause, his sons by his Uchee wife were give reserves in the County. Trusted by his Indian neighbors, he became Assistant and Interpreter to Benjamin Hawkins, Indian Agent. Through here he blazed Barnard´s Paths, principal early trails from the Chattahoochee River to St. Mary´s and St. Augustine.

GHM 096-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1954