Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Brushy Creek

Marker ID: GHM 037-4
Location: Northbound I-75 Rest Area #5
County: Cook
Coordinates: N 31° 14.604    W 083° 27.921
  31.2434    -83.46535
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5941
Battle of Brushy Creek Marker  


Near here in July, 1836, a battalion of Georgia Militia under command of Major Michael Young, defeated a band of Indians n the Battle of Brushy Creek. In pursuit of the Indians, who had been raiding the frontier, as they fled into Florida, the soldiers came upon them in the forks of the Big Warrior Creek and Little River and drove them into the swamp. A general engagement followed, fought over a distance of 3 miles, through cypress ponds and dense canebrakes. The result was victory for the militia, with 2 killed, 9 wounded. Of the enemy, 23 were killed, many wounded, and 18 prisoners captured.

GHM 037-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1955