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Fort Perry

Fort Perry is the site of a historic stockade fort defended by block houses in the area of Box Springs, Georgia. It was built in 1813 along the Old Federal Road. The site is commemorated by a historical marker located nearby on Fort Perry Road. It was constructed under General John Floyd and was used as a base of attack on the Sticks tribe (Red Sticks on the other side of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama territory). The fort was named for Oliver Hazard Perry.[2] Fort Perry was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1975.

Fort Perry
Fort Perry (NRHP) Box Springs, GA.JPG
Fort Perry is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Fort Perry
Nearest cityBuena Vista, Georgia
Coordinates32°28′41″N 84°32′39″W / 32.47806°N 84.54417°W / 32.47806; -84.54417Coordinates: 32°28′41″N 84°32′39″W / 32.47806°N 84.54417°W / 32.47806; -84.54417
Area30 acres (12 ha)
Built1813 (1813)
Built byFloyd,Gen. John
NRHP reference #75000601[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1975

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Georgia Historical Commission (1954). "Fort Perry 1813". Gainesville State College. Retrieved April 5, 2018.