Battle of Cherokee Ford

Battle of Cherokee Ford (HM16N)

Location: Elberton, GA 30635 Elbert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 9.901', W 82° 44.14'

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11 Feb. 1779

[Marker Front]:
In honor of the brave militia men under Robert Anderson, including Capt. William Baskin, Jr., James Little, John Miller, Joseph Pickens and Lt. Thomas Shanklin, who fought a superior Tory force led by Col. Boyd at the mouth of Van[n]'s Creek and the Savannah River. This encounter weakened Col. Boyd's Tories three days prior to the Battle of Kettle Creek.

[Marker Reverse]:
The first encounter with Col. Boyd occurred at the blockhouse where he was refused a quiet crossing of the Ford. The battle took place at the mouth of Van[n]'s Creek, 1.80 miles from this location.
HM NumberHM16N
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2007
Placed BySamuel Elbert Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 340016 N 3781814
Decimal Degrees34.16501667, -82.73566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 9.901', W 82° 44.14'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 9' 54.06" N, 82° 44' 8.40" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 446 Unnamed Road, Elberton GA 30635, US
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