Fort Cooper State historic Park

Fort Cooper State historic ParkFort Cooper was a temporary fort that was established on 1 Apr 1836 by Major Mark Anthony Cooper, 1st Georgia Volunteers during the Second Seminole War. The troops had been en route to Fort Drane to unite with other troops for a new campaign against the Indians. Major Cooper was tasked to stay behind with the sick and wounded. A fort was completed in five days and the volunteers were able to beat off the attacks.
The fort itself was built as a square palisade with two inner redoubts and a two-story blockhouse with a 6-pounder cannon mounted in it. The new fort came under constant attack by several hundred hostile Seminole Indians for 13 straight days. A relief column arrived on 18 Apr 1836 and the post was abandoned after 18 days.