Oglethorpe Meets the Indians at Coweta Historical

Oglethorpe Meets the Indians at Coweta Historical (HM1WS8)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.185', W 84° 59.412'

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Having received word that the French and Spanish were exploiting the Indians┬┤ grievances against the Carolina traders and encouraging the Indians to war against the British colonists in Ga., Oglethorpe informed the Trustees that he felt it was necessary to attend a meeting of the Creek Nation at Coweta in 1739. The Chickasaws and Choctaws were also to send delegates to the assembly at the capital town of the Lower Creeks. In this area Oglethorpe met the Indians, hoping not only to prevent an Indian war but secure an alliance of the Indians with England.

Oglethorpe made the journey from Fort Frederica to Coweta accompanied by only a few men. Armed with his power of persuasion and presents for the Indians, however, he received a joyful greeting. The General cemented the friendship of Great Britain and the Creeks by the Treaty of Coweta, signed Aug. 21, 1739.

Having made this treaty with the Creeks, Oglethorpe went to Augusta and had further conferences with the Indians. His efforts to remedy their grievances were rewarded by a promise of support if England became involved in conflict with her enemies.
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HM NumberHM1WS8
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Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688913 N 3592436
Decimal Degrees32.45308333, -84.99020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.185', W 84° 59.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 11.1" N, 84° 59' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-66 GA-520, Columbus GA 31901, US
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