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Near Cusseta in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Hitchity

 
 
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
1. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Inscription.  In February, 1836, after rumors of unrest among the Creek Indians and a report of 500 having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Bryants Ferry, 22 members of the Georgia Militia under Col. John H. Watson were sent out from Columbus to investigate the rumor. At the mouth of Upatoi Creek they found 40 armed Indians returning to the ferry. The Indians took cover immediately and commenced firing. After some firing on both sides two of the white men were killed and two wounded. The Militia left the field, returning to Columbus, and the Indians continued to their homes in Alabama. This fight became known as the Battle of Hitchity.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 026-3.)
 
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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 16.133′ N, 84° 47.167′ W. Marker was near Cusseta, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Marker is missing.
. Marker was at the intersection of Martha Berry Highway (U.S. 27) and River Bend Road, on the right when traveling south on Martha Berry Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cusseta GA 31805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Cusseta School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Veterans (approx. 2.6 miles away); VFW Post 5000 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kasihta (Cusseta) (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chattahoochee County (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chattahoochee County Jail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Louvale Church Row (approx. 6.7 miles away); Antioch Institute (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cusseta.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia Historical Society. Find out how you can help restore and replace this missing historical marker. (Submitted on March 4, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
3. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
4. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking north on US 27, toward Cusseta and Columbus
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
5. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking south on US 27 toward Lumpkin
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By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
6. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking west on River Bend Road toward the Chattahoochee River and the site of the battle.
Battle of Hitchity Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
7. Battle of Hitchity Marker
Looking north on US Highway 27 (right), with River Bend Road in the foreground. The view is identical to Picture 3.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on May 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7. submitted on May 18, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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