Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp



Marker ID: GHM 135-4
Location: Just west of Shiloh Church, N of GA 32, west part of county
County: Terrell
Coordinates: N 31° 49.511    W 084° 34.138
  31.82518094    -84.56896703
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3PE
Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

During the Creek Indian uprising in 1836, after the burning of Roanoke (Stewart Co.) 300 Indians came this way to join the Seminoles in Florida. Pursued 132[?] Stewart County Militia under Major R.W. Jernigan, they were overtaken here. After a sharp battle, three white men were killed and buried in the Stapleton family cemetery, 2-1/2 miles west of Dawson. The 13 wounded were cared for by neighboring families. Bodies of 18 Indians were found after the skirmish, several 3 miles away.

GHM 135-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1958



 

 

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