Fort Hawkins, named for Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins, was built in the early 1800s and provided safe haven during the War of 1812 and other times for the little settlement which grew to be Macon, GA. It is an archaeological site on the National
Register of Archaeological Sites.
One of the blockhouses was reconstructed many years ago, and a new Visitor Center was built recently.
This site is near the Coliseum Medical Center, the Macon Coliseum, and only 4 miles from the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds. However, Fort Hawkins is difficult to see from the street and is often bypassed by both locals and visitors.
The Georgia State Society Children of the American Revolution is raising funds in 2014 and early 2015 to construct a large sign with a stone base so the location of Fort Hawkins will be visible, and the fort will receive the visitors and attention it deserves as a valuable historic site of the USA.
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