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Ball Ground in Cherokee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Taliwa

 
 
Battle of Taliwa Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
1. Battle of Taliwa Marker
Inscription. Two and one-half miles to the east, near the confluence of Long-Swamp Creek and the Etowah River, is the traditional site of Taliwa, scene of the fiercest and most decisive battle in the long war of the 1740's and 50's between the Cherokee and Creek Indians.

There, about 1755, the great Cherokee war-chief, Oconostota, led 500 of his warriors to victory over a larger band of Creeks. So complete was the defeat that the Creeks retreated south of the Chattahoochee River, leaving to their opponents the region later to become the heart of the ill-fated Cherokee Nation.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 028-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 20.259′ N, 84° 22.558′ W. Marker is in Ball Ground, Georgia, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Gilmer Ferry Road (Georgia Route 372) and Valley Street, on the left when traveling west on Gilmer Ferry Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ball Ground GA 30107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx.
Battle of Taliwa Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Battle of Taliwa Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 372 in Ball Ground
5.3 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 5.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Buffington (approx. 7.1 miles away); Poole's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 8.3 miles away); Cherokee County Gold (approx. 9.6 miles away); Cherokee County (approx. 9.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,868 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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