Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kettle Creek Battlefield
The Patriots whose names appear on this marker are those who have been proved to have participated in the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779.
Many brave men fought on this hallowed ground, some were wounded and others died here but never had occasion to make any official record of their service. Research and proof of record of service have been found in Revolutionary War Pension Statements, Military Service Records, Land Grants Records and National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Wilkes County Regiments Georgia Militia (140 Men)
From the Auditor General Account Book 1778 - 1780 South Carolina Department of Archives and History
This marker was erected in 1979 at the observance of the 200th anniversary of the Battle Of Kettle Creek. It was a joint effort by the Washington - Wilkes Historical Foundation, Dr. Turner Bryson, President, and The Kettle Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. John Singleton, Regent. The assistance of State Senator Sam P. McGill, and A. K. Johnson, Director of the Georgia Commission for the National Bi-centennial Celebration is gratefully acknowledged.
Erected 1979 by Washington - Wilkes Historical Foundation and the Kettle Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, 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 1836.
Location. 33° 41.465′ N, 82° 53.165′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker can be reached from War Hill Road, 1½ 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 of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Kettle Creek (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.
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