Remains of Fort Hughes FOUND in Bainbridge, Georgia!

Brian Mabelitini, an archaeologist from the University of South Carolina, has found traces of the log walls of Fort Hughes in Bainbridge, Georgia. The remarkable discovery came more than 200 years after the U.S. Army evacuated the fort, which once stood at what is now the J.D. Chason Memorial Park. On hand to help with […]

Fort Gaines, Georgia (1816)

Fort Gaines was an important military post of the First Seminole War. It protected the Georgia frontier in 1816-1821. The fort was named for Maj. Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812, and was built to guard the southern border of the Creek Nation as defined by the Treaty of Fort […]

Fort Gaines, GA turns 200!

Fort Gaines, the historic Georgia city overlooking the Chattahoochee River, is now 200 years old. (Be sure to see the video at the bottom of this page!) Located on the sites of American Indian settlements dating back thousands of years, the city takes its name from a frontier military post established by U.S. troops on […]