Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Shephards Plantation

Marker ID: WPA 
Location: on Ga 39 just north of Florence Marina State Park
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 32° 06.274    W 085° 02.298
  32.10456666    -85.0383
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMA6ZY
Battle of Shephards Plantation Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Date of Battle June 9, 1836

On this site was fought the battle of Sheperd's Plantation between Creek Indians and pioneer settlers aided by volunteer soldiers stationed at forts Ingersol-Jones and McCreary under Major Henry W. Jernigan and Captain Hamilton Garaway.

W.P.A. 1936 D.A.R.

Battle of Shephards Plantation
Photo by Ken Moser


Explore further:

Explore Southern History - The Battle of Shepherd's Plantation - Florence, Georgia
Wikipedia - The Creek War (1813–1814)