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Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of 1702

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
1. Battle of 1702 Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity was fought the Flint Battle of 1702 between the English under Captain Antonio with Creek allies from Achito (near Columbus) and the Spaniards under Captain Francisco Romo Uriza with 800 Indians from Bacuqua (north of Tallahassee). In a battle at daybreak the English defeated the Spaniards, killing or capturing 600.

This battle was a prelude to Queen Anne’s War and the first blow for control for the Mississippi valley by the English. It ended the advance of the Spaniards up the Chattahoochee and Flint valleys and France’s ambition in Alabama.
 
Erected 1985 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and The City of Bainbridge.
 
Location. 30° 54.767′ N, 84° 34′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is on Albany Road (Georgia Route 97) 0 miles north of Carter Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tonge Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of 1702 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hutto School (approx.
Battle of 1702 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Battle of 1702 Marker
Looking north on Albany Road (Georgia Highway 97).
half a mile away); First Flint River Baptist Normal Institute / Union Normal School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Hughes (approx. 0.7 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Bainbridge Volunteers (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bainbridge.
 
More about this marker. The text is identical to the nearby Georgia Historic Marker of the same title, erected 32 years earlier.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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