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Wilcox County Georgia Historical Markers

 
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By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
Battle of Breakfast Branch Marker
Georgia (Wilcox County), Abbeville — 156-5 — Battle of Breakfast Branch
Near this spot on March 9, 1818, 34 men of the Telfair County Militia, commanded by Major Josiah D. Cawthon, engaged about 60 Creek Indians in combat. Four Indians and five whites, including Capt. Benjamin Mitchell Griffin were killed. Three whites, . . . — Map (db m40088) HM
Georgia (Wilcox County), Abbeville — 11 H-5 — De Soto Trail1540
Hernando de Soto discovered Ocmulgee River at or near Abbeville on April 3, 1540. “Here,” says the chronicler Biedma, “we found a river that had a course not southwardly, like the rest we had passed, but eastward to the sea.” . . . — Map (db m40106) HM
Georgia (Wilcox County), Abbeville — 156-2 — Jefferson Davis
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (152 miles NE), where he performed what proved to be his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed . . . — Map (db m40086) HM
Georgia (Wilcox County), Abbeville — 156-3 — Jefferson Davis
Late on May 8, 1865, Jefferson Davis, with his family and a small escort, camped in Abbeville, unaware that hostile pursuit was close behind. His pursuers, the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry [US], Lt. Col. Henry Harnden, arrived next morning, shortly after . . . — Map (db m40087) HM
Georgia (Wilcox County), Abbeville — 156-4 — New Hope Primitive Baptist Church
New Hope Primitive Baptist Church was constitued in July 1830. The presbytery officiating were: Wilson Conner, David Wood and Jordan Baker. Minutes of the church for the first 12 years were lost, and there is no record of charter members, but the . . . — Map (db m24800) HM
Georgia (Wilcox County), Abbeville — 156-1 — Wilcox County
This County was created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 22, 1857. Georgia Archives show that it was named for Capt. John Wilcox though some authorities believe it was named for his son Gen. Mark Wilcox, state legislator and one of the founders of the . . . — Map (db m40104) HM

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