Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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On Wahatche (War Woman) Creek, in Revolutionary times, lived Nancy Morgan Hart, her husband, Benjamin, and their children. Six feet tall, masculine in strength and courage, Nancy Hart was a staunch patriot, a deadly shot, a skilled doctor, and a good neighbor. A spy for the colonists, she is credited with capturing several Tories. Later, with her son, John, and his family, she joined a wagon train to Henderson County, Kentucky, where she is buried. Hart County, the Nancy Hart Highway, and schools in Elbert and Hart Counties are named for her. A replica of her log home, with chimney stones from the original, is in the Nancy Hart Park, 1 1/2 miles from here.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 59.292′ N, 82° 46.596′ W. Marker is near Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Highway (State Highway 17) and River Road, on the right when traveling north on Washington Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker Pope’s Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gov. Heard’s Home (approx. 6.2 miles away); "Old Dan Tucker" (approx. 6.2 miles away); Governor Mathews' Homesite (approx. 6.7 miles away); Bethlehem Methodist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Clarke’s Creek Encampment (approx. 7.9 miles away); Falling Creek Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Independence United Methodist Church (approx. 8.5 miles away); Colonists’ Crossing (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Christmas Tree House (approx. 9.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
Also see . . .
1. Nancy Hart. The New Geogia Encyclopedia's biography of Nancy Hart. (Submitted on October 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Nancy Hart. Nancy Morgan Hart (c. 1735 – 1830) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War noted for her whose exploits against Loyalists in the Georgia backcountry. Because stories about her are mostly unsupported by contemporary documentation, it is impossible to entirely distinguish fact from folklore. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Georgia Women of Achievement: Nancy Morgan Hart. Nancy Morgan Hart is the only woman to have a Georgia county named for her. Hart County was carved from Elbert, (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
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