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Near Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Kettle Creek

 
 
The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Front)
Inscription.  (Side 1)
On this hill the Fourteenth Day of February 1779 the Battle of Kettle Creek was fought

(Side 2)
This battle of the American Revolution in which the British were severely defeated checked their invasion of Georgia

(Side 3)
The victorious American forces were commanded by Colonel Andrew Pickens, Colonel Elijah Clarke, Colonel John Dooly
 
Erected 1930 by the United States Government upon request of the Kettle Creek Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1779.
 
Location. 33° 41.467′ N, 82° 53.15′ W. Marker is near Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker can be reached from War Hill Road, 1˝ miles south of Tyrone Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kettle Creek Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Kettle Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Phillips Mills Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kettle Creek Battleground (approx. 2.2 miles away); Columbus Granade (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Chivers Plantation and Store (approx. 6.4 miles away); Liberty-Salem-Woodstock-Philomath (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bethesda Baptist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
More about this marker. The monument is located in a small park at the site of the battle. The park and monument are reached by taking County Road 68 (Stoney Ridge Road) north from Georgia Highway 44 to Tyrone Road; Tyrone Road west to War Hill Road (marked), an unpaved road which terminates at the park.
 
The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
2. The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Side 2)
The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Side 3) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Side 3)
The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. The Battle of Kettle Creek Marker (Rear)
The Battle of Kettle Creek Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
5. The Battle of Kettle Creek Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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