Near Union Point in Greene County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Great Buffalo Lick
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
Location. 33° 36.372′ N, 83° 3.209′ W. Marker is near Union Point, Georgia, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Point Highway (U.S. 278) and Buffalo Lick Road, on the right when traveling east on Union Point Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union Point GA 30669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Regimental Reunion of Confederate Veterans (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Two Committees (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Wayside Home 1862-64 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Wayside Home Bethesda Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Bethany Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 4.6 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Point.
Also see . . . Bartram’s Buffalo Lick. Article discusses the four possible locations for the "Great Buffalo Lick" described by William Bartram from his travels in Georgia in 1773. There appears to be convincing evidence that this site, determined by Col. T. G. MacFie in 1934, is not the actual site. (Submitted on February 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.