The marker reads: "THE J.D. CHASON MEMORIAL PARK HISTORY The J.D. Chason Memorial Park is an historic location. It was here that DeSoto and his men crossed the Flint River over three centuries ago. The El Camino Real, the King’s Highway, also crossed the grounds. Located within the Park is the site of Fort Hughes, built in 1817 by U.S. Soldiers under command of Capt. John M. McIntosh, and the grave of the first soldier, Bugler Hughes, killed in the Seminole Indian War."
30 deg 54' 29.86", 84 deg 34' 42.90"
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Bainbridge (Ga.); Decatur County (Ga.); Memorial parks; City and State parks; Seminole War, 1st, 1817-1818; Fort Hughes (Bainbridge, Ga)