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Baldwin in Banks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Hawkins Line”

 
 
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
1. “Hawkins Line” Marker
Inscription. This line, sometimes called “The Four Mile Purchase Line” was the boundary between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation from 1804 to 1818. It was established when Georgia bought a four mile strip from the Indians so as to take in Wofford’s Settlement on Nancytown Creek. James Blair was agent for the government, James Vann and Ketahahee for the Cherokees.

It formed the boundary between Jackson Co. and the Cherokees; later Franklin Co. and the Cherokees, and is now the line between Habersham and Banks Counties.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 006-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.391′ N, 83° 31.966′ W. Marker is in Baldwin, Georgia, in Banks County. Marker is on Homer Road (U.S. 441) 0 miles north of Womack Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in a City of Baldwin Roadside Park adjoining the northbound lanes of US Highway 441, immediately south of the Banks County/Habersham County line. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin GA 30511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
2. “Hawkins Line” Marker
as the crow flies. Battle of Narrows (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian War Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (approx. 1.9 miles away); Middle River Volunteers (approx. 4.2 miles away); Leatherwood Baptist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Home of Johnny Mize (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Robert Mize (approx. 5.3 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwin.
 
Also see . . .  Hawkins Line and Wofford Settlement. Further information from the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
3. “Hawkins Line” Marker
Looking north on US Highway 441 at the Habersham County line.
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
4. “Hawkins Line” Marker
Looking south on US Highway 441, with the City of Baldwin Roadside Park on the left
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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