Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Taliwa



Marker ID: GHM 028-1
Location: On Ga 372 in Ball Ground at the RR tracks
County: Cherokee
Coordinates: N 34° 20.263    W 084° 22.560
  34.337716    -84.376
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM223K
Battle of Taliwa  Marker  



Text:

Two and one-half miles to the east, near the confluence of Long-Swamp Creek and the Etowah River, is the traditional site of Taliwa, scene of the fiercest and most decisive battle in the long war of the 1740´s and 50´s between the Cherokee and Creek Indians.

There, about 1755, the great Cherokee war-chief, Oconostota, led 500 of his warriors to victory over a larger band of Creeks. So complete was the defeat that the Creeks retreated south of the Chattahoochee River, leaving to their opponents the region later to become the heart of the ill-fated Cherokee Nation.

GHM 028-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISN SIO1953



 

 

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