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Near Sparta in Hancock County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty

 
 
Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 26, 2011
1. Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker
Inscription. Near the mouth of Shoulder-bone Creek on the banks of the Oconee River a treaty of "amity, peace and commerce" was signed by eight commissioners representing the State of Georgia and 59 head men of the Creek Confederation, November 3, 1786. Among the terms of the treaty was one ceding all lands east of the Oconee River to the White men. To insure faithful performance the Indians left in the hands of the Georgians 5 of their men. These were: Chuwocklie Mico of the Cowetas; Cuchas and his brother, Suckawockie of the Cussetas; Eneathlocao, second man of Broken Arrow, and Enautaleche, nephew of the headman of the Swaglos. Representing the State of Georgia at Shoulder-bone were John Habersham for Chatham County; Abraham Ravot for Effingham; John Clements for Burke, James McNiel for Richmond; John King for Wilkes; James Powell for Liberty; Ferdinand O’Neal for Glynn and Camden, Jared Irwin for Franklin, Greene, and Washington, and Benjamin Porter. The Treaty was soon repudiated by Creek Chief Alexander McGillivray who, sympathetic with the Spaniards of Florida, had refused to attend and contended the representation of Creeks at Shoulder-bone was not sufficient to speak for the Confederation.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 070-6.)
 
Marker series.
Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 26, 2011
2. Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 20.349′ N, 83° 4.804′ W. Marker is near Sparta, Georgia, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 16 and Georgia Route 77, on the right when traveling west on State Route 16. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta GA 31087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “July” 1858 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Famous Indian Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gov. William Jonathan Northen (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nathan S.S. Beman at Mt. Zion (approx. 4.7 miles away); "Old Dominion" (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hancock County (approx. 7.5 miles away); Old Eagle Tavern (approx. 7.5 miles away); Sparta Cemetery (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sparta.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers
 
Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 26, 2011
3. Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 16 at the intersection with Georgia Highway 77, foreground and to the right.
Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 26, 2011
4. Shoulder-bone Creek Treaty Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 16, across the bridge over Shoulderbone Creek toward Sparta. Georgia Highway 77 is in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 27 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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