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Baldwin in Banks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

“Hawkins Line”

 
 
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
1. “Hawkins Line” Marker
Inscription.  This line, sometimes called “The Four Mile Purchase Line” was the boundary between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation from 1804 to 1818. It was established when Georgia bought a four mile strip from the Indians so as to take in Wofford’s Settlement on Nancytown Creek. James Blair was agent for the government, James Vann and Ketahahee for the Cherokees.

It formed the boundary between Jackson Co. and the Cherokees; later Franklin Co. and the Cherokees, and is now the line between Habersham and Banks Counties.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 006-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 34° 29.391′ N, 83° 31.966′ W. Marker is in Baldwin, Georgia, in Banks County. Marker is on Homer Road (U.S. 441) 0 miles north of Womack Drive, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located
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in a City of Baldwin Roadside Park adjoining the northbound lanes of US Highway 441, immediately south of the Banks County/Habersham County line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin GA 30511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Narrows (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian War Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (approx. 1.9 miles away); Middle River Volunteers (approx. 4.2 miles away); Leatherwood Baptist Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Home of Johnny Mize (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Robert Mize (approx. 5.3 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwin.
 
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
2. “Hawkins Line” Marker
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
3. “Hawkins Line” Marker
Looking north on US Highway 441 at the Habersham County line.
“Hawkins Line” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
4. “Hawkins Line” Marker
Looking south on US Highway 441, with the City of Baldwin Roadside Park on the left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,773 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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