Historic Markers Across Georgia



William McIntosh



Marker ID: DAR 
Location: Courthouse in Newnan
County: Coweta
Coordinates: N 33° 22.475    W 084° 48.020
  33.374583    -84.800333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM50VX
William McIntosh Marker  



Text:

To commemorate the courage and fidelity of the Creek Indian Chief
William McIntosh

In his youth he shielded pioneers, during the Revolution, from hostile tribes.
He attained distinction in the war of 1812 and guided General Jackson and his troops over the Indian trails to New Orleans.
On February 12, 1825, he signed the treaty by which all lands west of the Flint River were ceded to the State of Georgia.
For this he was slain by a band of Creeks who were opposed to the treaty.

This stone is set, 1915, by the Sarah Dickinson Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Newnan Chapter



 
Notes:

William McIntosh is buried near his home at the McIntosh Reserve in Carroll County.

William McIntosh (1775 –April 30, 1825) - Wikipedia
McIntosh's Story
Chief William McIntosh Jr. - A History and Genealogy of Chief William McIntosh Jr. and his know descendants.

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