Fort Hawkins

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Fort Hawkins (1806-1828) - A U.S. Army post and Indian Factory established in 1806 by Colonel Benjamin Hawkins in Bibb County, Georgia. Named for Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, who served as the U.S. Agent for Indian Affairs south of the Ohio River (1796-1816). Decommissioned in 1828.

Fort Hawkins Oglethorpe Marker.
Fort Hawkins Markers.
Fort Hawkins with Reconstructed Blockhouse on Original Site.
Fort Hawkins Visitor Center with Blockhouse Above.

History of Fort Hawkins

Fort Hawkins was built out as a stockaded post with two blockhouses on opposite corners, a southeast, and a northwest blockhouse. The site occupied about one and a half acres and was enclosed by a hewn log stockade. The fort was designed as a trading center and Indian factory and was used as a negotiation center.

The fort's trading activities moved to Fort Mitchell in 1815 and the military activities were moved to Fort Smith by 1819. The fort then became the center of the community.

Current Status

Part of Fort Hawkins City Park in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Includes a 1930s reproduction of the southeastern blockhouse on the exact site. The site is fenced off and not open to the public.

Location: Fort Hawkins City Park in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

Maps & Images

Lat: 32.849177 Long: -83.611413

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  • Elevation: 460.'

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Visited: 1 Feb 2018

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