General Elijah Clark

General Elijah Clark (HM6E9)

Location: Lincolnton, GA 30817 Lincoln County
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N 33° 51.265', W 82° 24.174'

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General Elijah Clark, "Hero of the Hornets Nest," and members of his family are buried in the enclosed cemetery. Their graves were first moved from their original burial places near Graball (10 miles North) to a site on the Community House Grounds in Lincolnton in 1952 to prevent inundation by the Clark Hill Lake. Following the establishment of Elijah Clark Memorial State Park by Legislative enactment, the graves were removed to the present site in 1955 by special dispensation of the Army Corps of Engineers.

General Clark was born in Edgecombe County, N.C., in 1733 and moved to what was then a part of Wilkes County, Georgia, (now an area of Lincoln) in 1774. When the Revolutionary War broke out he became a colonel of militia. His activities against the Tories gave him his nickname. He led American forces against the British in battles at Alligator Creek, Kettle Creek, Musgrove's Mill, Fish Dam, Blackstock`s, Long Cane, Beatties Mill and two sieges at Augusta, the last one successful. He became a Brigadier General.
HM NumberHM6E9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number090-3
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 370219 N 3746899
Decimal Degrees33.85441667, -82.40290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.265', W 82° 24.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 15.90" N, 82° 24' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2959 Elijah Clark State Park Rd, Lincolnton GA 30817, US
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