Historic Markers Across Georgia

Nancy Hart

Marker ID: GHM 052-9A
Location: GA 17 at River Road, about 10 miles south of Elberton
County: Elbert
Coordinates: N 33° 59.292    W 082° 46.596
  33.9882    -82.7766
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7J97
Nancy Hart Marker  


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On Wahatche (War Woman) Creek, in Revolutionary times, lived Nancy Morgan Hart her husband, Benjamin, and their children. Six feet tall, masculine ion strength and courage, Nancy Hart was a staunch patriot, a deadly shot, a skilled doctor, and a good neighbor. A spy for the colonists, she is credited with capturing several Tories. Later, with her son, John, and his family, she joined a wagon train to Henderson County, Kentucky, where she is buried. Hart County, the Nancy Hart Highway, and schools in Elbert and Hart Counties are named for her. A replica of her log home, with chimney stones from the original, is in the Nancy Hart Park, 1-1/2 miles from here.

GHM 052-9A Georgia Historical Commission 1957


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