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Near Dawson in Terrell County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp

 
 
Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
1. Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Marker
Inscription. During the Creek Indian uprising in 1836, after the burning of Roanoke (Stewart Co.), 300 Indians came this way to join the Seminoles in Florida. Pursued by 132 Stewart Country Militia under Major R.W. Jernigan, they were overtaken here. After a sharp battle lasting 55 minutes, the Indians fled. Three white men were killed and buried in the Stapleton family cemetery, 2½ miles west of Dawson. The 13 wounded were cared for by neighboring families. Bodies of 18 Indians were found after the skirmish, several 3 miles away.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 135-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 49.509′ N, 84° 34.134′ W. Marker is near Dawson, Georgia, in Terrell County. Marker is on West Lee Street (County Road 141) 0.8 miles east of School House Road (County Road 143), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Lee Street, Dawson GA 39842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek
View of marker looking towards Ichawaynochaway Creek bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
2. View of marker looking towards Ichawaynochaway Creek bridge.
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V. (approx. 8 miles away); Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 8 miles away); Terrell County (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Gun Shop (approx. 8.1 miles away); Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Benevolence Baptist Church (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Note the different spellings on the markers, monument and nearby creek.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
3. Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Marker looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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