The Burning of Greensborough

The Burning of Greensborough (HMQ1D)

Location: Greensboro, GA 30642 Greene County
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N 33° 34.512', W 83° 10.968'

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During the early years of its settlement, Greensborough and Greene County suffered greatly from depredations committed by Indians who occupied the West bank of the Oconee River about eight miles from here. Most tragic of these was the destruction of Greensborough and the murder of its inhabitants in 1787.

At the time the town consisted of 20 cabins, a log court house and a fort for protection against hostile Indians. The Treaty of Shoulderbone Creek, entered into in November, 1786, by the State of Georgia and the Creek Indians, caused great dissatisfaction among the Indians. Hostilities increased, and in the summer of 1787 Indians crossed the Oconee River, swooped down upon Greensborough, murdered many of its citizens and burned every house. Later, some of the guilty Indians were captured and turned over to the authorities, who placed them in jail. There is no further record of the results of the capture.
HM NumberHMQ1D
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number066-12
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 297406 N 3717191
Decimal Degrees33.57520000, -83.18280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.512', W 83° 10.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 30.72" N, 83° 10' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 S Main St, Greensboro GA 30642, US
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