Fort Barrington

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Fort Barrington
Fort Barrington is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Fort Barrington
Nearest city Cox, Georgia
Coordinates 31°28′49″N 81°37′0″W / 31.48028°N 81.61667°W / 31.48028; -81.61667Coordinates: 31°28′49″N 81°37′0″W / 31.48028°N 81.61667°W / 31.48028; -81.61667
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1812 (1812)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001447[1]
Added to NRHP September 27, 1972

Fort Barrington, renamed Fort Howe during the American Revolutionary War, was a fort in Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 1972. The fort is located northwest of Cox, Georgia, near Sansavilla.

The fort was used by the British from 1751 until the 1780's, first in defense from the Spaniards and Indians, and then during the Revolutionary War. It was used again during the 1860s. It is located on the Altamaha River.[2]

It changed hands during the Revolutionary War and was used during the American Civil War. A historical marker for the site is located on Georgia State Route 57 at the Long County - McIntosh County line.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Georgia North American Forts
  3. ^ Fort Barrington Marker Georgia Info