Cuthbert in Randolph County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Second Creek War in Randolph County
— Creek Heritage Trail —
The Battle of Chickasawhatchee (Chickasawhachee) Swamp
American military forces under Generals Thomas Jesup and Winfield Scott began active campaigning in Creek territory in Alabama shortly after the attack on Roanoke. As a result, several bands of Creeks attempted to flee the area by crossing the Chattahoochee into Georgia and making their way south to join the Seminoles in northern Florida using trails through Randolph County. In June of 1836, following a running series of battles a few miles to the north in Stewart County, fleeing Creeks shot a man near Cuthbert, then killed several area families as they made their way down the west bank of Chickasawhatchee Creek. The group was pursued southward by troops under the command of Captain Henry W. Jernigan and Colonel Thomas Beall. On July 3rd a sharp fight took place in the swamps of the Chickasawhatchee near what is now the border of Randolph and Terrell Counties. In about a half an hour, at least
Left side map Western Georgia at the outbreak of the Creek War, from an 1836 map by Henry S. Tanner
Left middle map From The Second Creek War: Interethnic Conflict and Collusion on a Collapsing Frontier, by John T. Ellisor
A historic marker commemorating the battle stands along Georgia Highway 37 in Baker County.
Right middle A stone monument placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1912 stands near the site of the battle just outside of Dawson on Old Field Road in Terrell County. Historic markers commemorating the battle, placed by the state in the 1950s, stand along Highway 82 at the junction of County Road 41 (left) in Randolph County and along West Lee Street (Cherry Cola Road) outside of Dawson (right).
Bottom right This painting, entitled "Last Indian Troubles
Erected 2015 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Randolph County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1836.
Location. 31° 46.366′ N, 84° 47.37′ W. Marker is in Cuthbert, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling west on Pine Street. Located on the south side of the Old Randolph County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Court Street, Cuthbert GA 39840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Cuthbert and Early Randolph County (here, next to this marker); Randolph County (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Randolph County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Randolph County Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away); Andrew Female College (about 600 feet away); Mother of Georgia's Pecan Industry (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuthbert.
More about this marker. The renovated old courthouse is now a visitors center & the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.
Also see . . . Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. (Submitted on February 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.