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Near Statenville in Echols County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Cow Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker
Inscription. Near here, on August 27, 1836, Georgia Militia companies commanded by Col. Henry Blair, Captain Lindsay and Capt. Levi J. Knight, fought a skirmish with Creek Indians and routed them, killing two and taking several prisoners. During this summer the Indians had committed many raids and massacres as they traversed the border counties on their way to Florida to join the Seminoles. Georgia troops had been following them for weeks, and overtook this band in the cypress swamp on the edge of Cow Creek.
 
Erected 2000 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 050-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 51.37′ N, 83° 0.117′ W. Marker is near Statenville, Georgia, in Echols County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 129 at milepost 17 and Wayfare Road (County Route 1), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 129. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Statenville GA 31648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayfare or Cow Creek Church (a few steps from this marker); Echols County (approx. 10.7 miles away);
Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker
Looking north on US 129 toward Cow Creek
Burnt Church (approx. 12 miles away); Union Church Cemetery (approx. 12 miles away); Union Baptist Church (approx. 12.4 miles away); Fender Cemetery (approx. 13.4 miles away); Lanier County (approx. 13.5 miles away); Home of Governor E. D. Rivers (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statenville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Blairís Account of the Skirmish at Cow Creek. (Submitted on October 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USWars, US Indian
 
Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker
Two markers stand at Wayfare Road: "Wayfare or Cow Creek Church" in the foreground, and "Skirmish at Cow Creek" on the far side of the road.
Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
4. Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker
Looking south on US 129, toward Statenville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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