Historic Markers Across Georgia

Skirmish at Cow Creek

Marker ID: GHM 050-3
Location: US 129 at Wayfare Rd just south of the Lanier County line
County: Echols
Coordinates: N 30° 51.37    W 083° 0.117
  30.856166    -83.00195
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9E1P
Skirmish at Cow Creek Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Near here, on August 27, 1836, Georgia Militia companies commanded by Col Henry Blair, Captain Lindsay and Capt. Levi J. Knight, fought a skirmish with Creek Indians and routed them, kiling two and taking several prisoners. during this summer the Indians had committeed many raidsand massacres as they traversed the border counties on their way to FLorida to join the Seminoles. Georgia troops had been following them for weeks, and overtook this band in the cypress swamp on the edge of Cow Creek.

GHM 050-3 Georgia Historical Marker 2000