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Greensboro in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Burning of Greensborough

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
1. The Burning of Greensborough Marker
Inscription. During the early years of its settlement, Greensborough and Greene County suffered greatly from depredations committed by Indians who occupied the West bank of the Oconee River about eight miles from here. Most tragic of these was the destruction of Greensborough and the murder of its inhabitants in 1787.

At the time the town consisted of 20 cabins, a log court house and a fort for protection against hostile Indians. The Treaty of Shoulderbone Creek, entered into in November, 1786, by the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians, caused great dissatisfaction among the Indians. Hostilities increased, and in the summer of 1787 Indians crossed the Oconee River, swooped down upon Greensborough, murdered many of its citizens and burned every house. Later, some of the guilty Indians were captured and turned over to the authorities, who placed them in jail. There is no further record of the results of the capture.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 066-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.512′ N, 83° 10.968′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is
The Burning of Greensborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
2. The Burning of Greensborough Marker
Looking south on South Main Street
on South Main Street (Georgia Route 44) 0 miles north of West South Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Greensboro Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Main Street, Greensboro GA 30642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greene County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bishop George Foster Pierce (about 500 feet away); First Commissioner of Agriculture (about 600 feet away); William C. Dawson (about 600 feet away); Old Greene County "Gaol" (about 700 feet away); Sheriff L. L. Wyatt (about 800 feet away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. half a mile away); Historic Springfield Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
The Burning of Greensborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
3. The Burning of Greensborough Marker
Looking south past the corner of the Post Office
The Burning of Greensborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 12, 2010
4. The Burning of Greensborough Marker
The marker stands in front of the Greensboro Post Office.
 
 
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