Historic Markers Across Georgia



Revolutionary Battleground



Marker ID: GHM 006-7A
Location: Damascus Rd (old Ga 184) at middle fork of Broad River
County: Banks
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Col. Elijah Clarke, distinguished Revolutionary solder, in charge of American troops stationed on the mountain, fought a battle with the British and Indians in the valley across Broad River. The river, since straightened by a canal, then flowed by the foot of the mountain.

The river bridge, known as the Line Bridge is on the survey line of the ´Last Four Mile Purchase Tract´ bought from the Cherokee Indians by the government. General Wofford and a party appointed by the State Legislature rode horseback to Washington to intercede with the government to buy this land.

GHM 006-7A Georgia Historical Commission 1954