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

Indian Boundary

 
 
Indian Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
1. Indian Boundary Marker
Inscription.  The boundary between the State of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation established by the Treaty of Augusta, May 31, 1783, ran along here. The line ran “from the top of Currahee mountain to the head, or source, of the most southern branch of the Oconee river, including all waters of the same.”

This boundary line was re-affirmed by the Treaty of Hopewell, Nov. 28, 1785. It was originally marked by a line of felled trees at least twenty feet wide, which became a sort of No Man’s Land.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 006-1.)
 
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 date for this entry is May 31, 1861.
 
Location. 34° 24.377′ N, 83° 29.093′ W. Marker is near Homer, Georgia, in Banks County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 441 and Old U.S. 441, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 441. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homer GA 30547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Line Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Middle River Volunteers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Leatherwood Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Banks County (approx. 5 miles away); Nails Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); “Hawkins Line” (approx. 6.4 miles away); Battle of Narrows (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands adjacent to the southbound lanes of US Highway 441. It originally stood on what is now Old US Highway 441, near Line Baptist Church. It was moved to this location when the new highway was constructed.
 
Indian Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
2. Indian Boundary Marker
Indian Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
3. Indian Boundary Marker
Looking north at the southbound lanes of US Highway 441 toward Baldwin
Indian Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
4. Indian Boundary Marker
Looking south on US Highway 441 toward Homer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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