Today, the spring is the site of Magnolia Springs State Park. Some of the earthworks remain and historical markers outside and inside the park tell help interpret the site. The nearby railroad town of Millen had a beautiful depot and hotel which were burned when Sherman's Yankee invaders came through on Dec. 3, 1864. The local Chamber of Commerce, located in the new depot, built 1915, has a large picture of the prison and various historical displays.
Historic Fort Lawton Earthworks
I have visited Magnolia Springs on several occasions and have found it to be a beautiful, uncrowded place to hike, camp and study nature - especially rare birds and alligators. It is also a significant Confederate historical site which is too often overlooked and unknown.
Photos and story by J. Stephen Conn