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Near Omaha in Stewart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker
Inscription. On this site was fought the battle of Shepherd's Plantation between Creek Indians and pioneer settlers aided by volunteer soldiers stationed at Forts Ingersol, Jones and McCreary under Major Henry W. Jernigan and Captain Hamilton Garmany.

On a separate plaque at top:
Date of Battle June 9, 1836

On a separate plaque at bottom:
Stewart County lost 4 killed Capt. Robert Billups, Jared Irwin, David Delk, ---- Hunter

Erected through efforts of Roanoke Chapter D.A.R. Mrs. Wm. A. Fitzgerald, Regent
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration / Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 32° 6.274′ N, 85° 2.293′ W. Marker is near Omaha, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is on Omaha Road (Route 39) one mile north of Canyon Road (Route 39C), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha GA 31821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florence (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Fort McCreary – 1836

Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker
The separate plaque beneath the main marker.
(approx. 3 miles away); Fort Jones (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 3.8 miles away); Providence United Methodist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Rev. David Walker Lowe (approx. 8.2 miles away); Spanish Fort, 1689-1691 (approx. 8.2 miles away in Alabama); Glennville (approx. 8.3 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Shepherd's Plantation - Explore Southern History. (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker
Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
4. Battle of Shepherd’s Plantation Marker
The marker is up a small flight of steps from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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