Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Herod Town

Marker ID: GHM 135-5
Location: At Herod, Ga 55 south of Dawson, GA
County: Terrell
Coordinates: N 31° 41.953    W 084° 26.51
  31.69921718    -84.44184079
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAFFQ
Old Herod Town Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On this site stood Herod Town, one of the last Indian villages in this section to remain after the coming of the white man. According to longstanding local tradition, when General Andrew Jackson and his troops came through here on the way to Florida to subdue the Seminoles in 1818, they were joined by the Chief of this village, "Old Herod", a firm friend of the white settlers, with his warriors.

GHM 135-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

Old Herod Town
Photo by David Seibert