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Near Roberta in Crawford County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Creek Agency - Old Agency

 
 
Creek Agency - Old Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 12, 2006
1. Creek Agency - Old Agency Marker
Inscription. Here on the Flint River was the headquarters of the Agent for Indian Affairs South of Ohio until the area was acquired by Georgia in the Creek cession of Jan. 24, 1826. Here Benjamin Hawkins and David B. Mitchell, Agents, resided and in 1804 and 1818 negotiated treaties with the Indians. Hawkins, Agent from 1796 to 1816, here entertained hundreds of Indians and many white notables. He established an immense model farm and taught the Indians how to spin and weave and grow cotton, corn, grain and cattle. (Marker Number GA-22 K-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 40.425′ N, 84° 5.486′ W. Marker is near Roberta, Georgia, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 128 and Benjamin Hawkins Road, on the left when traveling south on Highway 128. Touch for map. Take Hwy 128 from Roberta, Georgia. Go 5.5 miles and the marker is on left. 800 yards from the Flint River and Taylor County Line. Benjamin Hawkins Road turns left at this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Roberta GA 31078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative
Creek Agency - Old Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 12, 2006
2. Creek Agency - Old Agency Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); The Wire Road (approx. 5 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Hawkins - U.S. Senator, Creek Indian Agent. Short biographical sketch includes photograph. (Submitted on June 12, 2006.) 

2. Georgia Governor David Byrdie Mitchell. This page has portrait and short citation. (Submitted on June 12, 2006.) 

3. Creek Indians Time Line. Page on the "Our Georgia History" website. (Submitted on June 12, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Col. Benjamin Hawkins Gravesite Monument image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 12, 2006
3. Col. Benjamin Hawkins Gravesite Monument
The grave of Benjamin Hawkins is located 1 mile from marker (On Benjamin Hawkins Road) at the site of where the Indian Agency was in the early 1800s.
Col. Benjamin Hawkins Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 12, 2006
4. Col. Benjamin Hawkins Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,801 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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