Historic Markers Across Georgia



Kettle Creek Battleground



Marker ID: GHM 157-24
Location: Ga 44 at intersection 3 miles from Taliferro County line
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 40.362    W 082° 51.332
  33.6727    -82.85553
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM13W0
Kettle Creek Battleground  Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

One and one-half miles North and half mile West is War Hill, site of the Battle of Kettle Creek, one of the decisive Battles of the Revolutionary war.

It was at Kettle Creek, on February 14, 1779, that Col John Dooly, Col Elijah Clark, and Col, Andrew Pickens defeated overwhelmingly a superior number of Tory forces, turning back forever the British troops in Upper Georgia.

GHM 157-24 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1938




Kettle Creek Battleground
Photo by David Seibert


Notes:

Battle of Kettle Creek - The New Georgia Encyclopedia

About North Georgia

Wikipedia

 

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