Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration
June 25, 2010

Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration

Noon-5 p.m. July 4, 2010, Emery Highway, Macon, Georgia, USA. Benjamin Hawkins in his American Revolutionary uniform will present a patriotic program at 2 p.m. concluding with the original Star Spangled Banner poem. Benefit BBQ plates, featuring famous Fresh Air BBQ, are $12.50 each and will be served from 1-4 p.m. with tickets available from all Fort Hawkins Commission members, by calling 742-3003 or at Free admission.

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Sketch of Fort Hawkins, ca. 1863.

Marty Willett–Man with a Plan (for Fort Hawkins)
March 31, 2008

 Fort Hawkins Master Plan Unveiled

March, 2008, Macon, Georgia

The Fort Hawkins Commission, led by Chairman Marty Willett, have published their Master Plan for the future of Fort Hawkins. Willett’s ambitious$3.5 million dollar stewardship plan addresses the needs for the fort and should result in a wonderful heritage tourist attraction for Macon and central Georgia. The LAMAR Institute is delighted to have been a part of this effort and we look forward to continued participation in bringing this strategically important United States Army post, circa 1806-1819, back to life through historical archaeology.

See also this recent newspaper article by Matt Barnwell in the March 28 edition of the Macon Telegraph, posted online at