Battle of Taliwa historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of Taliwa historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Cherokee County
Indians of North America--Wars--1600-1750
Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815
Location:
United States, Georgia, Cherokee County, 34.2439294, -84.4762027
United States, Georgia, Ball Ground, 34.337266, -84.377951
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Ga. 372 at the downtown railroad crossing in Ball Ground
Text of marker: "BATTLE OF TALIWA. Two and one-half miles to the east, near the confluence of Long-Swamp Creek and the Etowah River, is the traditional site of Taliwa, scene of the fiercest and most decisive battle in the long war of the 1740's and 50's between the Cherokee and Creek Indians. There, about 1755, the great Cherokee war-chief, Oconostota, led 500 of his warriors to victory over a larger band of Creeks. So complete was the defeat that the Creeks retreated south of the Chattahoochee River, leaving to their opponents the region later to become the heart of the ill-fated Cherokee Nation. 028-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-taliwa
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-taliwa
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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