fort yargo, fort yargo state park, barrow county, georgia 1

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I have been all over the State of Georgia and this was my first visit to Fort Yargo State Park. Steve Bowling and I visited a nearby granite outcrop to find Pilularia americana. plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PIAM
calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?where-taxon=Pilularia americana We failed to do all our research and the plant is not visible yet. We only looked around for it in the wind driven rain for an hour. The good new is we did located two locations of the fern, Dryopteris celsa plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DRCE
hardyfernlibrary.com/ferns/listSpecies.cfm?Auto=19 in Fort Yargo State Park. It is a rare fern in the State and very rare in the Piedmont province.

Best I can tell, the fort was moved sometime in recent years and partially reconstructed. On the 7.5 minute topographic map there is a label, "Old Fort" over one mile to the south west of the current location. There is are chimney remains and old trees at that site. The fort was built in 1793 by the Humphries Brothers to protect early settlers from Indians (according to the historical marker). There were other forts built in the area. For more information: gastateparks.org/info/ftyargo/
www.fylhs.com/


title fort yargo, fort yargo state park, barrow county, georgia 1
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:01:28 11:07:19
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