“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Dawson, Georgia

Clickable Map of Terrell County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Terrell County, GA (11) Calhoun County, GA (3) Dougherty County, GA (32) Lee County, GA (6) Randolph County, GA (21) Sumter County, GA (70) Webster County, GA (5)  TerrellCounty(11) Terrell County (11)  CalhounCounty(3) Calhoun County (3)  DoughertyCounty(32) Dougherty County (32)  LeeCounty(6) Lee County (6)  RandolphCounty(21) Randolph County (21)  SumterCounty(70) Sumter County (70)  WebsterCounty(5) Webster County (5)
Dawson is the county seat for Terrell County
Dawson is in Terrell County
      Terrell County (11)  
      Calhoun County (3)  
      Dougherty County (32)  
      Lee County (6)  
      Randolph County (21)  
      Sumter County (70)  
      Webster County (5)  
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1 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — 135-4 — Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp
During the Creek Indian uprising in 1836, after the burning of Roanoke (Stewart Co.), 300 Indians came this way to join the Seminoles in Florida. Pursued by 132 Stewart Country Militia under Major R.W. Jernigan, they were overtaken here. After a . . . Map (db m117117) HM
2 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Monument
This boulder marks the site of The Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp between State Troops and Creek Indians July 25, 1836 Map (db m117120) HM
3 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — 135-3 — Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church
This church, organized September 28, 1858, with two men and five women as charter members, is the oldest church in Terrell County on its original site. Three acres of land were given by Haley Johnson of Dawson. Later, Sharpe and Crouch of Dawson . . . Map (db m27019) HM
4 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — Confederate Gun Shop
Confederate Gun Shop Which made Dickson-Nelson rifles 1864 – 1865Map (db m26960) HM
5 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — 135-6 — Confederate Gun Shop
When the states of Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee grew short of arms in 1863, Governor Shorter of Alabama and President Jefferson Davis persuaded Major O. O. Nelson of Tuscumbia, Alabama, to organize a company to erect a Gun Shop. . . . Map (db m27006) HM
6 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — 135-2 — Gen. Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V.
General Patrick Cleburne Camp, S.C.V., the only Camp east of the Mississippi to be named for a General from the west of that river, was organized May 3, 1956, with members from several counties in Southwest Georgia. General Patrick Ronayne . . . Map (db m27012) HM
7 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — General Andrew Jackson
This boulder commemorates the historical fact that General Andrew Jackson, with his command of nine hundred Georgia Militia and friendly Creek Indians, occupied the Indian village of Herodtown, located on this site, March 12, 1818. This event . . . Map (db m27008) HM
8 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — 135-5 — Old Herod Town Reported damaged
On this site stood Herod Town, one of the last Indian villages in this section to remain after the coming of the white man. According to longstanding local tradition, when General Andrew Jackson and his troops came through here on the way to Florida . . . Map (db m169257) HM
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9 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — 135-1 — Terrell County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 16, 1856, is named for Dr. William Terrell who died in 1855. He served in Congress from 1817 to ‘21. Eight miles west of here was fought the Battle of Echo-wa-noth-away Swamp in the Creek . . . Map (db m27014) HM
10 Georgia, Terrell County, Dawson — To The Memory of James Mathews Griggs
Who Represented with Conspicuous Ability and Fidelity The 2nd District of Georgia in Congress from March 4,1897, to the date of his death January 5 1910, This Memorial is erected in his hometown by the people of the District. He Loved and . . . Map (db m197104)
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Apr. 12, 2024