“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lincolnton in Lincoln County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

General Elijah Clark

General Elijah Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 25, 2006
1. General Elijah Clark Marker
Inscription.  General Elijah Clark, "Hero of the Hornets Nest," and members of his family are buried in the enclosed cemetery. Their graves were first moved from their original burial places near Graball (10 miles North) to a site on the Community House Grounds in Lincolnton in 1952 to prevent inundation by the Clark Hill Lake. Following the establishment of Elijah Clark Memorial State Park by Legislative enactment, the graves were removed to the present site in 1955 by special dispensation of the Army Corps of Engineers.

General Clark was born in Edgecombe County, N.C., in 1733 and moved to what was then a part of Wilkes County, Georgia, (now an area of Lincoln) in 1774. When the Revolutionary War broke out he became a colonel of militia. His activities against the Tories gave him his nickname. He led American forces against the British in battles at Alligator Creek, Kettle Creek, Musgrove’s Mill, Fish Dam, Blackstock`s, Long Cane, Beatties Mill and two sieges at Augusta, the last one successful. He became a Brigadier General.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 090-3.)
General Elijah Clark Cabin image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 25, 2006
2. General Elijah Clark Cabin
This reconstruction of General Clark's cabin is located in the park, near the cemetery.

Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 51.265′ N, 82° 24.174′ W. Marker is near Lincolnton, Georgia, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Elijah Clark State Park (Drive) one mile north of U.S. 378, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the cemetery in the Elijah Clark State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnton GA 30817, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dooly Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tory Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edmunds Family History / Samuel Calhoun Edmunds (approx. 1.9 miles away in South Carolina); The Guillebeau House (approx. 2.4 miles away in South Carolina); Welcome to Baker Creek State Park (approx. 3.2 miles away in South Carolina); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.6 miles away); Petersburg Road (approx. 4.6 miles away); New Bordeaux (1764) (approx. 4.7 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincolnton.
Also see . . .  Elijah Clark (1742-1799). Sometimes spelled "Clarke", the general was a central figure in Revolutionary Georgia. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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