Historic Markers Across Georgia

Joe Brown Pikes

Marker ID: GHM 154-5
Location: Ga 17 east of Ga 75 at Sautee Creek
County: White
Coordinates: N 34° 40.737    W 083° 40.063
  34.678949    -83.667723
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
Joe Brown Pikes Marker  


Joe Brown Pike

On Sautee Creek just north of here are remains of a dam constructed as part of a grist mill owned by Edwin P. Williams. During the War Between the States, to arm the Home Guard, Gov. Joseph E. Brown had made a great number of pikes, daggers on long poles, for close fighting. This mill was converted to the manufacture of “Joe Brown Pikes.” Though church bells and old iron were given for making the pikes, iron from a forge near Clarksville was probably used too. After the War the mill was reconverted to grinding corn.

154-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1955