Omaha, Georgia

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Omaha, Georgia
Unincorporated community[1]
Omaha, GA.jpg
Coordinates: 32°08′47″N 85°00′48″W / 32.14639°N 85.01333°W / 32.14639; -85.01333Coordinates: 32°08′47″N 85°00′48″W / 32.14639°N 85.01333°W / 32.14639; -85.01333
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Stewart
Area
 • Total 184.9 sq mi (479 km2)
Population (July 2007)
 • Total 1,611
 • Density 8.7/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31821

Omaha is an unincorporated community in Stewart County, Georgia, United States.

Geography[edit]

Omaha is located in the northwest corner of Stewart County near the juncture of the Chattahoochee River and Hannahatchee Creek.[2]

Florence Marina State Park is located outside of Omaha. The Roods Landing Site is located south of Omaha.

History[edit]

Omaha was founded in the 1891 when the railroad arrived.[2]

Fitzgerald Cemetery is located about a mile outside of town.[3]

Fort McCreary[edit]

Located one mile north of Omaha, Fort McCreary was built in 1836 for the defense of Georgia´s frontier along the Chattahoochee River. During the Creek War of 1836 it was garrisoned by U.S. soldiers and Georgia Volunteers under command of a General McClesky. A relief column from the fort saved the day for Capt. Hamilton Garmany's company of Georgia militia during a battle on the Shepherd Plantation, the most aggressive Creek attack of the war. Three unknown soldiers lie buried on the crest of the fort, which is now owned by Roanoke chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A period wooden blockhouse was reconstructed at the site of Fort McCreary in 1996.

In popular culture[edit]

Hanging over the bloody paper with Alf looking for spicy bits instead of attending to the general public. Picture of a butting match, trying to crack their bloody skulls, one chap going for the other with his head down like a bull at a gate. And another one: Black Beast Burned in Omaha, Ga. A lot of Deadwood Dicks in slouch hats and they firing at a Sambo strung up in a tree with his tongue out and a bonfire under him. Gob, they ought to drown him in the sea after and electrocute and crucify him to make sure of their job.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Omaha, Georgia
  2. ^ a b Matthew M. Moye (12 December 2011). "Stewart County". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Richard Bernal. "Fitzgerald Family Cemetery". USGenWeb Project. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  4. ^ James Joyce, Ulysses (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922), pp. 314–15.