Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of 1702

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Ga 97N just south of Ga 311 intersection in Bainbridge, GA
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 54.799    W 084° 34.008
  30.91331666    -84.5668
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAK2K
Battle of 1702 Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


In this vicinity was fought the Flint Battle of 1702 between the English under Captain Antonio with Creek allies from Achito (near Columbus) and the Spaniards under Captain Francisco Romo Uriz with 800 Indians from Bacuqua (north of Tallahassee). In a battle at daybreak the English defeated the Spaniards, killing or capturing 600. This battle was a prelude to Queen Anne s War and first blow for control for the Mississippi valley by the English. It ended the advance of the Spaniards up the Chattahoochee and Flint valleys and France s ambition in Alabama.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and The City of Bainbridge, 1985.