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Waycross in Ware County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Wildes Massacre

 
 
The Wildes Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
1. The Wildes Massacre Marker
Inscription. Here, on a Sunday morning in July, 1832, seven members of the Wildes Settlement were murdered by an Indian raiding party from the Okefenokee Swamp. Six of the victims were of the Wildes family, one was a 12-year-old girl of the Wilkinsons. Five children escaped to the Post House 2 miles away. After the massacre, the Indians robbed, then burned the Wildes home.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 148-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 12.678′ N, 82° 21.306′ W. Marker is in Waycross, Georgia, in Ware County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive (Georgia Route 4) and Screven Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Memorial Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waycross GA 31501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Methodism Came To Waycross (approx. 0.2 miles away); Senator Nicholas Ware (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ware County Georgia World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ware Court House
The Wildes Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
2. The Wildes Massacre Marker
Looking north across Memorial Drive; Screven Avenue is to the left.
(approx. mile away); Waycross Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Okefenokee Swamp (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vereen Bell Highway (approx. 7.7 miles away); General Blackshear's Military Road (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waycross.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
The Wildes Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
3. The Wildes Massacre Marker
Looking northwest at the intersection of Memorial Drive (straight ahead and right) and Screven Drive (to the left).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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