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Lenox in Cook County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Brushy Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
Inscription.  Near here, in July, 1836, a battalion of Georgia militia under command of Major Michael Young, defeated a band of Indians in the Battle of Brushy Creek. In pursuit of the Indians, who had been raiding the frontier as they fled into Florida, the soldiers came upon them in the fork of Big Warrior Creek and Little River and drove them into the swamp. A general engagement followed, fought over a distance of 3 miles, through cypress ponds and dense canebrakes. The result was victory for the militia, with 2 killed, 9 wounded. Of the enemy, 23 were killed, many wounded and 18 prisoners captured.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 037-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 14.604′ N, 83° 27.921′ W. Marker is in Lenox, Georgia, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 75 at milepost 46 and (Northbound) Rest Area #5, on the
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
right when traveling north on Interstate 75. The marker is located in front of the Rest Area building, reached from the northbound lanes of I-75. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lenox GA 31637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reed Bingham State Park Bridge (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cook County (approx. 7.6 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 7.8 miles away); Old Coffee Road (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
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By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Battle of Brushy Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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