Near Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of Kettle Creek
On this hill the Fourteenth Day of February 1779 the Battle of Kettle Creek was fought
This battle of the American Revolution in which the British were severely defeated checked their invasion of Georgia
The victorious American forces were commanded by Colonel Andrew Pickens, Colonel Elijah Clarke, Colonel John Dooly
Erected 1930 by the United States Government upon request of the Kettle Creek Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 41.467′ N, 82° 53.15′ W. Marker is near Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker can be reached from War Hill Road 1½ miles south of Tyrone 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. Kettle Creek Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Kettle Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Phillips Mills Baptist Church (approx. Kettle Creek Battleground (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Chivers Plantation and Store (approx. 6.4 miles away); Liberty-Salem-Woodstock-Philomath (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bethesda Baptist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Rock Methodist Church Wilkes County (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker. The monument is located in a small park at the site of the battle. The park and monument are reached by taking County Road 68 (Stoney Ridge Road) north from Georgia Highway 44 to Tyrone Road; Tyrone Road west to War Hill Road (marked), an unpaved road which terminates at the park.
Also see . . . New Georgia Encyclopedia description of the battle. (Submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Notable Places • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.