Old Tugaloo Town

Old Tugaloo Town (HM6G7)

Location: Toccoa, GA 30577 Stephens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 36.423', W 83° 13.954'

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North of this marker, in the center of the lake, once stood an important Indian town. The area now marked by a small island was settled around 500 A.D. and occupied by Cherokee Indians around 1450. Traders were coming to the town by 1690.

In 1716, while Col. Maurice Moore treated with Charity Hague, Cherokee Conjuror, a group of Creek ambassadors arrived. The Creek Indians, supported by Spain and France, wished to drive the British from the Carolinas in the Yamassee War. The Cherokees killed the Creek ambassadors and joined the British. By 1717, Col. Theophilus Hastings operated a trading center at Tugaloo where gunsmith, John Milbourne cared for Cherokee firearms. Indian agent George Chicken visited Tugaloo in 1725 and described it as "...the most ancient town in these parts."

Tugaloo remained a principal Cherokee town until destroyed by American patriots fighting these allies of the British in 1776.
HM NumberHM6G7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number127-5
Year Placed1985
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 295286 N 3831733
Decimal Degrees34.60705000, -83.23256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.423', W 83° 13.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 25.38" N, 83° 13' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41-53 US-123, Toccoa GA 30577, US
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