Historic Markers Across Georgia



Hawkins Line



Marker ID: GHM 006-2
Location: City park on northbound lanes of US 441 34°29.391N, 83°31.966W
County: Banks
Coordinates: N 34° 29.391    W 083° 31.966
  34.48985    -83.53276
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5DV
Hawkins Line  Marker  



Text:

This line, sometimes called "The Four Mile Purchase Line," was the boundary between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation from 1804 to 1818. It was established when Georgia bought a four mile strip from the Indians so as to take in Wofford´s Settlement on Nancytown Creek. James Blair was agent for the government, James Vann and Katahahee for the Cherokees.
It formed the boundary between Jackson Co., and the Cherokees; later Franklin Co., and the Cherokees, and is now the line between Habersham and Banks Counties.

GHM 006-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

Hawkins Line


 

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