Fort Gaines is one of the oldest surviving towns in the state of Georgia, and the only frontier fort in Georgia that has survived as an incorporated municipality.
It took four years for the Georgia state government to acknowledge Fort Gaines and the Tallassee Territory it presided over as part of the state's domain, calling the area "a sterile and unprofitable land."
At times this seemed a fair evaluation. At others, grossly unjust. Judge for yourself.
- Read a detailed historical narrative of Fort Gaines, Georgia. (Be warned! This narrative mirrors the history it describes. It's long, but never boring!)
- Take a self-guided historical tour through the town itself.
- Get a close look at the buildings that make up the famous Frontier Village, which has the original buildings from the 1800s.