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Cusseta in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kasihta (Cusseta)

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
1. Kashita (Cusseta) Marker
Inscription. Kashita, “the Peace Town of the Lower Creeks,” one of two great Muskogee towns in the Creek Confederation of Indians, stood on the site of the Generals’ Headquarters at Fort Benning. Kashita, mentioned in the narrative of Desoto’s expedition in 1540, was burned by the Spaniards under Matheos, commander of the post at Apalachee, in 1686 at a site on the Chattahoochee River. Then the Kashita with other Lower Creek tribes moved to the Ocmulgee River to be near the English traders but after the Yamasee War moved to this site where they remained until 1836. Known to have been one of the oldest and most important towns of the Lower Creeks, Kashita township, according to the census of 1832-33, had 1918 residents.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 026-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.376′ N, 84° 46.586′ W. Marker is in Cusseta, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 520) 0 miles east of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Chattahoochee County Courthouse. Marker is
Kasihta (Cusseta) Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
2. Kasihta (Cusseta) Marker
at or near this postal address: 377 Broad Street, Cusseta GA 31805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chattahoochee County (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattahoochee County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cusseta School (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Hitchity (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Louvale Church Row (approx. 9.4 miles away); Antioch Institute (approx. 9.4 miles away); Fryar Field (approx. 10.5 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cusseta.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Kasihta (Cusseta) Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 30, 2010
3. Kasihta (Cusseta) Marker
The marker, with the Chattahoochee County Courthouse in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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