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Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, November 3, 2010
Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails Marker
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Allentown — Intersection of Carolina West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Indian Trails
Traditional Indian village site and burial grounds.

Early white settlement and haven for refugee families in 1812 Indian alarms. — Map (db m39113) HM

Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — R12 — GordonThe First Phase Completed — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Station Number 17 on the Central Railroad of Georgia, Gordon was named for. William W. Gordon, first president of the Central Railroad (and grandfather of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA). It was a strategic point . . . — Map (db m103218) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-1 — He Wouldn't Run
J. Rufus Kelly, 18, was a member of Co. B, 14th Ga. Infantry, Confederate Army. At Jericho Ford, Va. when the 14th had orders to fall back, young Kelly kept advancing, waving his hat and rifle and urging his comrades to come on. When the retreat . . . — Map (db m41743) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly
Who defended Gordon GA. from the invasion of Sherman's Army Nov. 1864 — Map (db m103163) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-3 — Ramah Church>>>------>
Ramah Primitive Baptist Church on the South Fork of Commissioner’s Creek was constituted June 10, 1809 by the Brethren Gaylord and McGinty with ten members. Educational, social, and cultural affairs of the community centered around affairs of the . . . — Map (db m41697) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-8 — The Evacuation of Gordon
On Nov. 20, 1864, Maj. Gen. H. C. Wayne, Adjutant General of Georgia, found that telegraphic communications with Macon had been cut by the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the . . . — Map (db m41747) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-7B — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 21, 1864, with the arrival of Smith’s Division, 17th Corps, preceded by the 1st Alabama Cavalry [US] which met with only sporadic resistance, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army, which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th . . . — Map (db m41746) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-3B — The Stoneman Raid
In July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman’s army [US] closed in on Atlanta. Finding its fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest,” he sought to force its fall by sending Maj. Gen George Stoneman, with three cavalry . . . — Map (db m41745) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Irwinton — George Henry Carswell1874 – 1935
Graduate Mercer University Member General Assembly, House and Senate President Senate Trustee Georgia School Technology Author of Elders-Carswell School Law Champion of Eleemosynary Institutions Benefactor of . . . — Map (db m41910) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Irwinton — 158-5 — McIntyre
On the night of Nov. 23, 1864, Hq. 17th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair, USA, was established at McIntyre (old Station No. 16, CRR), 2 miles NE, after moving forward from Gordon (old No. 17) where the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army had . . . — Map (db m41811) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Irwinton — 158-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15th, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his March to the Sea. His army [US] moved in two wings. The Left Wing marched east from Atlanta in two columns, to feint at . . . — Map (db m41863) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Irwinton — 158-7 — Wilkinson County
This County was created by Acts of the Legislature May 11, 1803 and Dec. 7, 1805. It is named for James Wilkinson, Revolutionary General, and formed from part of the lands acquired from the Creeks by the Treaty of Fort Wilkinson (on the Oconee) at . . . — Map (db m41869) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — 158-10 — Ball's Ferry
On Nov. 24, 1864, the 1st Alabama Cavalry [Union] reached Ball’s Ferry (1/4 mile N) to secure it for the passage of the Left Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [Union], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to . . . — Map (db m107231) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — Ball's FerryHistoric Crossing of the Oconee
An Ancient Ford Four Hundred Yards Below This Point Was A Crossing Of The Upper Uchee Indian Trail, Along Which Marched Early Traders And Military Expeditions. A Ferry Was Built And Maintained There By John Ball Prior To . . . — Map (db m127230) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — 158-1 — Major John Hatcher(1757-1835)
Near this site is the plantation and grave site of John Hatcher, Georgia patriot, Revolutionary War soldier and statesman. From 1780 to 1800 he served in Candler’s Refugee Regiment of Richmond County, the Georgia Militia, Carr’s Rangers of Burke . . . — Map (db m13080) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — Robert Toombs
To honor the memory of Robert Toombs July 2, 1810 – Dec. 15, 1885 United States Senator Secretary of State, C.S.A. Patriot and Statesman For whom the town of Toombsboro is named — Map (db m41908) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — R14 — The Defense of Ball's Ferry"General Howard, how can we get any further?" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Ball's Ferry. named for John Ball, a Revolutionary War soldier, operated on the Oconee River from about 1806 until 1939. The quiet ferry crossing became a battleground in November 1864. Henry C. Wayne, Georgias Inspector and Adjutant General, . . . — Map (db m127161) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — 158-9 — Toomsboro
Toomsboro on November 22nd 1864 the left wing (15th and 17th corps of Major O.O. Howard. USA) of the General Sherman's army which had left Atlanta on November 15th on its destructive march to the sea began moving from Gordon to the Oconee River the . . . — Map (db m41873) HM

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