Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Wildes Massacre

Marker ID: GHM 148-6
Location: US 23/319 just south of US 84 in Waycross, GA
County: Ware
Coordinates: N 31° 12.678    W 082° 21.306
  31.2113    -82.3551
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4NRB
The Wildes Massacre Marker  


Here, on a Sunday morning in July, 1832, seven members of the Wildes Settlement were murdered by an Indian raiding party from the Okefenokee Swamp. Six of the victims were of the Wildes family, one was a 12-year-old girl of the Wilkinsons. Five children escaped to the Post House 2 miles away. After the massacre, the Indians robbed, then burned the Wilds home.

GHM 148-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1958


The Wildes Massacre