Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Kettle Creek - Missing

Marker ID: WPA US 78 D-10
Location: on US 78 6 miles SW of Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


Nine miles Southwest, the Revolutionary Battle of Kettle Creek was fought on the morning of Feb. 14, 1779. Col Boyd leading a large Tory force, had crossed the Savannah River northeast of here and was seeking by a circuitous march to join Col Campbell, stationed at Augusta. A smaller band of Americans under Col`s Pickens, Dooly, and Clarke overtook the Tory forces while encamp on the Kettle Creek, and defeated it after a severe battle ending upon nearby War Hill, now crowned by a U.S. marker. This decisive victory ended Tory supremacy in North Georgia.

157-D10 WPA

Not standing.


Missing or Removed

Battle of Kettle Creek - The New Georgia Encyclopedia

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