Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek

Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek (HM2586)

Location: Shellman, GA 39886 Randolph County
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N 31° 46.7', W 84° 36.234'

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Five miles NE is the Battleground of Echowanochaway Creek, site of the last engagement between Randolph County settlers and hostile Creek Indians on July 27, 1836. Captain Thomas Stapleton was killed in a preliminary fight the day before near Pataula Creek in Stewart County. Aroused by the approach of the Indians, Regular Georgia Militiamen under Col. George T. Wood, Major Joseph H. Wills, Capt. Nathan R. Smith and Capt. Joseph Guilford joined Cuthbert Volunteers under Capt. David Holleman and Capt. D. D. Snellgrove and marched to intercept the hostiles. These were augmented by a detachment of soldiers from Irwinton, (Eufaula) Alabama, a Stewart County company from Lannahassee under Capt. Galba Mathews and the Stewart County Rangers, whose Captain, Henry W. Jernigan, was placed in command of all the troops. Trailing the Indians across Turkey and Chenubbee Creeks, they charged in ambush where Turkey Creek empties into Echowanochaway. In the fierce fight lasting forty-five minutes, three white men were killed and thirteen wounded. Eighteen Indians lay dead in the swamp. The site of the battle, on lots 108 and 109 in the 11th District, now in Terrell County, is marked by a granite boulder.
HM NumberHM2586
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 726896 N 3518365
Decimal Degrees31.77833333, -84.60390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.7', W 84° 36.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 42" N, 84° 36' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2993 US-82, Shellman GA 39886, US
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