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Near Wildwood in Dade County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chief Wauhatchie’s Home

 
 
Chief Wauhatchie's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. Chief Wauhatchie's Home Marker
Inscription.  Just East of the railroad from here and 200 yards North of Wauhatchie Spring and Branch, stood the home of Wauhatchie, Chief of the Cherokees. In the War of 1812 he served in a company of Cherokees under Capt. John Brown, Col. Gideon Morgan and Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, fighting the Creeks from Jan. 17 to April 11, 1814. Old records say "Wauhatchie, severely wounded March 27th, ~ lost his horse." He was a signer of the Hiawassee Purchase of July 8, 1817, is listed in the U. S. Census of the Cherokee Nation in 1835 and followed the “Trail of Tears” westward when the Cherokees were moved from Georgia.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 041-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Trail of Tears series lists.
 
Location. 34° 58.5′ N, 85° 24.2′ W. Marker is near Wildwood, Georgia, in Dade County. Marker
Chief Wauhatchie’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
2. Chief Wauhatchie’s Home Marker
Looking north on US Highway 11
is on U.S. 11 near Georgia Route 299, on the right when traveling north. Marker is by the railroad tracks on the east side of US 11, immediately north of the intersection with GA Highway 299. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wildwood GA 30757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee AMVETS Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away in Tennessee); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away in Tennessee); Confederate Position, 1863 (approx. 2½ miles away in Tennessee); Federal Entrenchments (approx. 2.9 miles away in Tennessee); Greene's New York Brigade (approx. 2.9 miles away in Tennessee); See Seven States (approx. 3.2 miles away); Do You See 7 States? (approx. 3.2 miles away); Raccoon Mountain (approx. 3.2 miles away in Tennessee).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,558 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on July 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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