Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of the Blankets

Marker ID: GHS 159-1
Location: Located on the east side of GA 300, north of Oakfield, GA.
County: Worth
Coordinates: N 31° 47.862    W 083° 57.449
  31.7977    -83.95748333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3X2P
Battle of the Blankets Marker  


In 1702 a decisive battle took place along the nearby Flint River. Nine hundred Apalachees, in league with the Spanish, fought here against English traders and five hundred of their Creek allies. Forewarned of an impending attack, the Creeks arranged empty sleeping blankets by their campfires and hid in the surrounding woods. The Spanish Apalachees attacked at dawn, firing into the blankets, but before they could reload their muskets, were themselves attacked by the Creeks. The Battle of the Blankets diminished Spanish influence in North America and served as a prelude to Queen Anne´s War.

2004.3 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society 159-1
and The Worth County Historical Society