Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Cherokee Ford - 11 Feb. 1779

Marker ID:  
Location: The marker is located on the Richard B. Rucker State Park in Elbert County.
County: Elbert
Coordinates: N 34° 9.901    W 082° 44.14
  34.16501666    -82.73566666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None


Marker Front:
In honor of the brave militia men under Robert Anderson, including Capt. William Baskin, Jr., James Little, John Miller, Joseph Pickens and Lt. Thomas Shanklin, who fought a superior Tory force led by Col. Boyd at the mouth of Van[n]´s Creek and the Savannah River. This encounter weakened Col. Boyd´s Tories three days prior to the Battle of Kettle Creek.

[Marker Reverse]:
The first encounter with Col. Boyd occurred at the blockhouse where he was refused a quiet crossing of the Ford. The battle took place at the mouth of Van[n]´s Creek, 1.80 miles from this location.

Erected 2007 by Samuel Elbert Chapter Sons of the American Revolution.