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Near Sautee Nacoochee in White County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joe Brown Pikes

 
 
Joe Brown Pikes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
1. Joe Brown Pikes Marker
Inscription.  On Sautee Creek just north of here are remains of a dam constructed as part of a grist mill owned by Edwin P. Williams. During the War Between the States, to arm the Home Guard, Gov. Joseph E. Brown had made a great number of pikes, daggers on long poles, for close fighting. This mill was converted to the manufacture of “Joe Brown Pikes.” Though church bells and old iron were given for making the pikes, iron from a forge near Clarksville was probably used too. After the War the mill was reconverted to grinding corn.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 154-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 40.739′ N, 83° 40.066′ W. Marker is near Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Unicoi Turnpike (Georgia Route 17), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the east end
Joe Brown Pikes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
2. Joe Brown Pikes Marker
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of bridge on Ga. 17, 1.3 miles west of the White-Habersham county line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. African American Heritage Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Slave Garden (approx. 0.7 miles away); Emancipation Wall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Slave Dwelling (approx. 0.7 miles away); Millstones (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cooling Vat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.7 miles away); White Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sautee Nacoochee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Confederate, Joseph Brown Georgia Pike. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Joseph E. Brown. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Chickamauga Creek near Joe Brown Pikes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 5, 2018
3. Chickamauga Creek near Joe Brown Pikes Marker
Gov. Joseph E. Brown image. Click for full size.
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress
4. Gov. Joseph E. Brown
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022