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Near Shellman in Randolph County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek

 
 
Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 3, 2018
1. Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek Marker
Inscription. Five miles NE is the Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek, site of the last engagement between Randolph County settlers and hostile Creek Indians on July 27, 1836. Captain Thomas Stapleton was killed in a preliminary fight the day before near Pataula Creek in Stewart County. Aroused by the approach of the Indians, Regular Georgia Militiamen under Col. George T. Wood, Major Joseph H. Wills, Capt. Nathan R. Smith and Capt. Joseph Guilford joined Cuthbert Volunteers under Capt. David Holleman and Capt. D. D. Snellgrove and marched to intercept the hostiles. These were augmented by a detachment of soldiers from Irwinton, (Eufaula) Alabama, a Stewart County company from Lannahassee under Capt. Galba Mathews and the Stewart County Rangers, whose Captain, Henry W. Jernigan, was placed in command of all the troops. Trailing the Indians across Turkey and Chenubbee Creeks, they charged in ambush where Turkey Creek empties into Echowanochaway. In the fierce fight lasting forty-five minutes, three white men were killed and thirteen wounded. Eighteen Indians lay dead in the swamp. The site of the battle, on lots 108 and 109 in the 11th District, now in Terrell County, is marked by a granite boulder.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 120-7.)
 
Marker series.
Marker looking north on US-82 and Little Ichawaynochaway Creek image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 3, 2018
2. Marker looking north on US-82 and Little Ichawaynochaway Creek
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 46.7′ N, 84° 36.234′ W. Marker is near Shellman, Georgia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Pearl Street (U.S. 82) 0.2 miles south of Bentley Road (State Route 41), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2993 US-82, Shellman GA 39886, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V. (approx. 9.3 miles away); Terrell County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 9.4 miles away); Benevolence Baptist Church (approx. 10 miles away); Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); Site of First Church Building in Cuthbert, Georgia (approx. 10.7 miles away); Randolph County (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
Photos from a nearby marker in Cuthbert Georgia. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 3, 2018
3. Photos from a nearby marker in Cuthbert Georgia.
Shows photos of this marker and another marker located east near Dawson, Georgia and a stone located about 5 miles northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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