Near Lincolnton in Lincoln County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tory Pond, 100 yards south from this marker, is the spot where a band of Tories were hanged for the murder of Colonel John Dooly, in 1780, while he slept in his home, located some 3/4 mile to the east.
Previously, a number from this band had escaped across Broad River, were captured and executed at the cabin of Nancy Hart in Elbert County.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 090-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 50.638′ N, 82° 24.763′ W. Marker is near Lincolnton, Georgia, in Lincoln County. Marker is on McCormick Highway (U.S. 378) 0 miles east of Fortson Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnton GA 30817, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dooly Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Elijah Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edmunds Family History / Samuel Calhoun Edmunds (approx. 2.8 miles away in South Carolina); The Guillebeau House (approx. 2.8 miles away in South William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Petersburg Road (approx. 3.7 miles away); Welcome to Baker Creek State Park (approx. 4.1 miles away in South Carolina); Lincoln County (approx. 5 miles away); Lincoln County Veterans Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Lamar Family Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincolnton.
Also see . . .
1. John Dooly. Colonel John Dooly (1740–1780), born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, was an American Revolutionary war hero. (Submitted on July 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. John Dooly. Little is known about Colonel John Dooly, except that he was an American Revolution Patriot leader, who played a significant role in the Patriot victory at the Battle of Kettle Creek (1779) in Georgia. (Submitted on July 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. John Dooly. Colonel John Dooly was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, of Irish parentage, about 1740. (Submitted on July 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 31, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on July 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.