Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp

Battle of Echowanotchaway Swamp (HM27DJ)

Location: Dawson, GA 39842 Terrell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 49.509', W 84° 34.134'

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During the Creek Indian uprising in 1836, after the burning of Roanoke (Stewart Co.), 300 Indians came this way to join the Seminoles in Florida. Pursued by 132 Stewart Country Militia under Major R.W. Jernigan, they were overtaken here. After a sharp battle lasting 55 minutes, the Indians fled. Three white men were killed and buried in the Stapleton family cemetery, 2½ miles west of Dawson. The 13 wounded were cared for by neighboring families. Bodies of 18 Indians were found after the skirmish, several 3 miles away.
HM NumberHM27DJ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 730095 N 3523630
Decimal Degrees31.82515000, -84.56890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 49.509', W 84° 34.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 49' 30.54" N, 84° 34' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9090 W Lee St, Dawson GA 39842, US
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