Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fort Jones

Marker ID: GHM 128-9
Location: Ga 39 about 2 miles south of Florence
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 32° 3.577    W 085° 2.182
  32.05961529    -85.0363653
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8W1W
Fort Jones Marker
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Fort Jones, a stockade fort built during the Creek uprising of 1836, stood on this site. After the burning of Roanoke, the frightened settlers sought refuge in its blockhouse, built of upright skinned logs with high windows for gun holes. The fort was built under command of Major H. W. Jernigan and garrisoned by a company of Stewart County citizen soldiers. Among them were Thos. J Still. Capt. Ball. Jared Irwin, Col. A. P. Rood and James Fitzgerald who rode to Fort McCreary for aid for the Battle of Shepherd´s Plantation.

GHM 128-9 Georgia Historical Commission 1955


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