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Historic Sites in Georgia

Georgia Removal Forts and Encampments

Dr. Sarah Hill conducted an extensive research project for the National Park Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Historic Division in 2005. Her project, Cherokee Removal: Forts Along the Georgia Trail of Tears, is available Online in PDF format via the National Park Service at their Web site

Georgia Removal Forts & Encampments




Fort Buffington

East of Canton, Cherokee County

Fort Floyd

Near Dahlonega, Lumpkin County

Cedar Town Station

Cedartown, Polk County

Encampment near Chastain's

Under Lake Blue Ridge, Fannin County

Fort Cumming

Lafayette, Georgia

Fort Hoskins

Spring Place, Murray County

Fort Hetzel

South of Ellijay, Gilmer County

Fort Means

West of Kingston, near the Floyd / Bartow County line

Fort Wool

New Echota, Gordon County

Sixes Encampment

Under Lake Allatoona, Cherokee County

Camp Scott

On the Coosa River near the Alabama border, Floyd County

Fort Campbell

In the area formerly known as "Scudder's Crossroads," Old Federal Road, Forsyth County

Perkins Encampment


Fort Newnan

Near Blaine, Pickens County

Fort Gilmer

On Old Hwy. 411, Murray County