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Near Blairsville in Union County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Davenport Mountain

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Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
1. Davenport Mountain Marker
Inscription. Davenport Mountain in view to the east was named for John Davenport who came to this section in 1838. He built his 40 foot long log house 1/2 mi. to the east, over the peak of the mountain. It survived until removed in 1942 to make way for Nottely Lake.

William Poteet came to this section about the same time and settled near the junction of Camp Creek and Nottely River. William and Hosea Thomas took up homesteads at the west about 7 years later. George Loudermilk built his home on Camp Creek.

Thomas Lance, another pioneer, settled 4 mi. west at the foot of Lance Mountain.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 144-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.431′ N, 84° 6.744′ W. Marker is near Blairsville, Georgia, in Union County. Marker is on Nottely Dam Road (Georgia Route 325) 0 miles north of Sunset Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4394 Nottely Dam Road, Blairsville GA 30512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina / Georgia (was approx. 3.9 miles
Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
2. Davenport Mountain Marker
Looking north on Nottely Dam Road (toward the dam)
away in North Carolina but has been reported missing. ); Georgia / North Carolina (approx. 5 miles away in North Carolina); Union County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Site of Fort Butler (approx. 10.6 miles away in North Carolina); Fort Butler (approx. 10.8 miles away in North Carolina); Nuya Saligugi (approx. 11.1 miles away in North Carolina); Cherokee War (approx. 11.1 miles away in North Carolina); Byron Herbert Reece (approx. 15.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blairsville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
3. Davenport Mountain Marker
Looking south on Nottely Dam Road, toward Blairsville
Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
4. Davenport Mountain Marker
Looking east toward Davenport Mountain -- the marker is in the trees to the left.
Davenport Mountain image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
5. Davenport Mountain
The home where the marker is located can be seen in the lower right of the photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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