Historic Markers Across Georgia



Clarke's Creek Encampment



Marker ID: GHM 157-22
Location: Jackson's Crossroads west of Tignall and north of US 78
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 53.415    W 082° 50.751
  33.89025    -82.84585
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6RPP
Clarke's Creek Encampment Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

At Clarke`s Creek, near here, on the night of February 13, 1779, American troops commanded by col. Andrew Pickens, encamped. Very early the next morning, they launched a surprise attack on the British forces under Colonel Boyd, encamped at Kettle Creek 4 miles a way. The victory prevented the British troops from joining the notorious McGirth, and broke their devastating march through Georgia.

GHM 157-22 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958




Clarke's Creek Encampment
Photo by David Seibert



 

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