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By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
Battle of Taliwa Marker
Georgia (Cherokee County), Ball Ground — 028-1 — Battle of Taliwa
Two and one-half miles to the east, near the confluence of Long-Swamp Creek and the Etowah River, is the traditional site of Taliwa, scene of the fiercest and most decisive battle in the long war of the 1740's and 50's between the Cherokee and Creek . . . — Map (db m15481) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-2 — Cherokee County
Created December 3, 1832, from Cherokee Indian Lands, and named in memory of the Cherokees. Early settlers tried to start silk production, but were not successful, and today there remains no trace of this except Canton, hopefully named for the . . . — Map (db m21824) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-4 — Cherokee County Gold
Cherokee County, located along Georgia’s gold belt, figured prominently in the gold rush of the 1830’s and 40’s. Several mines operated along a five mile area near the Etowah River in the northeastern part of the county, including the . . . — Map (db m21821) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-5 — Crescent Farm Rock Barn
The Crescent Farm Rock Barn was constructed in 1906 by Augustus (Gus) Lee Coggins. One of a rare number of rock barns constructed in Georgia, the Rock Barn, together with the nearby Georgian Revival style main house, constitutes the core of the . . . — Map (db m11491) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-6 — Fort Buffington
One-half mile north is the site of Fort Buffington, built in the 1830’s by local militia. It was one of about 25 stockades in the Cherokee Indian Nation used by Federal and State troops during the Cherokee Removal in 1838. In May and June, 1838, . . . — Map (db m51190) HM
Georgia (Cherokee County), Canton — 028-3 — Joseph Emerson Brown
Born April 15, 1821 in Pickens District, South Carolina, he grew up in Union County, Georgia. He taught to pay for his education and while teaching in Canton he read law at night, being admitted to the bar in August, 1845. He graduated from the . . . — Map (db m21891) HM

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