Near Cordele in Crisp County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In August, Governor Zuñiga sent a force northward of more than 800 Spaniards and Apalaches commanded by Captain Francisco Romo de Uriza. Forewarned by the Indians, Anthony Dodsworth and other traders at Coweta (near present Columbus), marshalled about 500 Creek warriors, lured the invaders into an ambush on the Flint River near here and routed them.
An outstanding authority on Southern frontier history, Dr. Verner W. Crane, said that this battle, “the prelude to Queen Anne’s War on the Southern frontier,” was in effect “the first blow struck by the English for the control of the Mississippi Valley.”
Erected 1965 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1702.
Location. 31° 57.636′ N, 83° 54.661′ W. Marker is near Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp County. Marker is on Cannon Road (Georgia Route 230) 0.2 miles south of Andersonville Trail (U.S. 280), on the right when traveling south. The marker is in the Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, on the road leading through the main entrance. A parking fee is charged to enter the Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cordele GA 31015, 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. Camp Safety Patrol (approx. half a mile away); Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (approx. half a mile away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Group Camp (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blackshear Trail (approx. 5½ miles away); Fort Early (approx. 7 miles away); Crisp County (approx. 7½ miles away); The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cordele.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on October 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on May 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.