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Tyrone in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kettle Creek Battleground

 
 
Kettle Creek Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. Kettle Creek Battleground Marker
Inscription. One and one-half miles North and one-half mile West is War Hill, site of the Battle of Kettle Creek, one of the decisive battles of the Revolutionary War.

It was at Kettle Creek, on February 14, 1779, that Col. John Dooly, Col. Elijah Clark and Col. Andrew Pickens defeated over-whelmingly a superior number of Tory forces, turning back forever the British troops in Upper Georgia.
 
Erected 1938 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 40.368′ N, 82° 51.327′ W. Marker is in Tyrone, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of Greensboro Road (State Highway 44) and Stoney Ridge Road, on the left when traveling east on Greensboro Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phillips Mills Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Kettle Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Kettle Creek (approx.
Kettle Creek Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
2. Kettle Creek Battleground Marker
Looking east from Stoney Ridge Road (left) on Georgia Highway 44 toward Washington, Georgia
2.2 miles away); Kettle Creek Battlefield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Chivers Plantation and Store (approx. 4.5 miles away); Birthplace of Alexander Hamilton Stephens (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bishop James Osgood Andrew (approx. 6.9 miles away); Site of Wilkes County Academy (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Kettle Creek Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. Kettle Creek Battleground Marker
Looking north on Stoney Ridge Road (County Road 68) toward the road to the Kettle Creek Battlefield
Kettle Creek Battleground image. Click for full size.
By Jill Butler, 1999
4. Kettle Creek Battleground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by Jill Butler of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Jill Butler of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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