Battle of Taliwa

Battle of Taliwa (HMA26)

Location: Ball Ground, GA 30107 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 20.259', W 84° 22.558'

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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.
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HM NumberHMA26
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number028-1
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 741391 N 3802714
Decimal Degrees34.33765000, -84.37596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 20.259', W 84° 22.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 20' 15.54" N, 84° 22' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 Valley St, Ball Ground GA 30107, US
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