Tomo-Chi-Chi's Grave

Tomo-Chi-Chi's Grave (HM32M)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.676', W 81° 5.537'

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Tomo-Chi-Chi, Mico of the Yamacraws, a tribe of the Creek Indian Nation, is buried in this Square. He has been called a co-founder, with Oglethorpe, of Georgia. He was a good friend to the English, a friendship indispensable to the establishment of the Colony as a military outpost against Spanish invasion. He negotiated with Oglethorpe the treaty formally ratified on May 21, 1733, pursuant to which Georgia was settled. Mary Musgrove, half-breed niece of Emperor Brim of the Creek Indians, acted as interpreter between Oglethorpe and Tomo-Chi-Chi and lent her great influence to the signing of that treaty and to the treaties negotiated by Oglethorpe with other tribes of the Creek Nation.

In 1734, at the age of 84, with his wife Senauki, Tomo-Chi-Chi visited the English Court and was received by the King and by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He as a man of fine physique, tall and of great dignity.

He died October 5, 1739 at Yamacraw Indian Village, and at his request was brought to Savannah to rest among his English friends. He was buried here with military honors.
HM NumberHM32M
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-4
Year Placed1952
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491290 N 3549077
Decimal Degrees32.07793333, -81.09228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.676', W 81° 5.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 40.56" N, 81° 5' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-134 Bull St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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