Kettle Creek Battlefield

Kettle Creek Battlefield, Washington

Kettle Creek Battlefield
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Shane G
Smyrna, GA751 contributions
Off the path, yes.
Jul 2019 • Friends
You'll need to be on the lookout for this site. Find it and you'll love it. It's far back down a gravel dirt road but once there you'll find a hidden gem. Deer and a lot of them are also present.
Written July 30, 2019
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wWToombs
Washington, GA28 contributions
Revolutionary War Site
Jul 2019 • Solo
Peaceful out of the way location, nice ADA trail around War Hill. Nature trails leading to historic sites and crosses marking the burial sites of the War dead. Hoping for Nation Park Status in the future! Bring water and there are no bathrooms.
Written July 6, 2019
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RoadRunner104
Rome, GA24 contributions
Glad We Stopped
Nov 2018 • Couples
We found this while visiting Washington and Crawfordville. It's probably not for everyone because another couple arrived at the same time we did and only stayed 5 minutes. We stayed 2 hours! No one else was there. Very interesting if you enjoy historical sites. Also thought provoking. Trails were in good shape and we enjoyed exploring the entire battlefield area.
Written February 20, 2019
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MARY W
Cumming, Georgia, USA314 contributions
Interesting Revolutionary War Site
Feb 2019 • Solo
I recently attended the 240th Anniversary of the Kettle Creek battle. I'd never been to the Kettle Creek Battlefield, before, so wasn't quite sure what to expect. It's about 10 miles outside of Washington, GA. There's a small parking lot at the base of War Hill where there's a monument, plus quite a few makers including one that listed the names of those that they could confirm were part of the battle. So thankful for those that purchased the land and created the monument. There are some fairly new trails around War Hill and there are markers on the right side that indicate where the actual battle occurred This is a must do for history buffs!
Written February 12, 2019
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262patriciaa
108 contributions
Wonderful Place
Oct 2018 • Friends
Although the battlefield was hard to locate, once we did, it was a very nice drive through. There are several hiking trails for the more adventurous person. Some of the graves can be seen out in the woods as you drive down the gravel road. At the end of the road, there is a cemetery with revolutionary graves and an obelisk. It was well worth the drive to find it.
Written October 7, 2018
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C P
Chicago, IL47 contributions
A Must for Revolutionary War Enthusiasts!
Sep 2018 • Solo
History lovers, Kettle Creek will not disappoint. I went on a dray, warm day but I can see that this would not be a good place to visit if there's been a lot of rain. I'm guessing the creek probably overruns and turns the trails to soup. Do yourself a favor and visit this hidden gem just outside of Washington. You have to drive about a mile down a narrow gravel road but don't let that deter you. Take some time to explore the trails - there are white crosses marking the graves of soldiers hidden in the woods. I went alone, but it might be a good idea to go in a group, simply because it is rather isolated.
Written September 15, 2018
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SkipJAtlanta
Atlanta202 contributions
Local efforts make this stand out
Feb 2018
This was a significant Revolutionary War battle that took place in eastern Georgia. That in itself makes this a noteworthy site to explore, especially if the British strategy of invading the south following the failure of northern attempts to quell the American revolution is a novel idea. The British were seeking to enlist local Tories to join them. A large group was on its way to join the English army in Augusta when patriot forces fell upon them at Kettle Creek. The site is well maintained and recent work on its trail system with the addition of some good signage offers the casual visitor an enjoyable treat. There are crosses posted in the woods along the trail at the discovered positions of possible graves, although the archaeology to say these are definite sites of human graves remains inconclusive. (Bodies ultimately dissolve completely leaving only particular chemical enzymes. There have been human chemical markers discovered lying within ground penetrating radar depressions in the soil, but no artifacts.) Nevertheless, the crosses, whose locations dovetail with the history of the battle, add a dimension to the battlefield that is eerie. I was reminded of the markers to be found across the Little Big Horn battlefield in Montana that indicate where soldiers and some of the indians fell in combat.

It would be worthwhile to read a little about the battle prior to visiting, but there are good brochures at the trailhead around the principal battle site that provide a summary of the circumstances. A lot of credit for the site goes to a terrific local association that maintains and oversees the acreage and is constantly seeking new ways to expand the battlefield through purchase of neighboring land parcels. Another Revolutionary site of even greater significance lies south of Augusta. It is called Briar Creek and it is where a battle (patriots lost badly) took place that possibly caused the extension of the entire war for an extra year. That site has yet to be developed but the same people that have created such a great location at Kettle Creek are hoping to accomplish something similar there.

No visitor center or facilities. At this point these are part of a hoped for future expansion. Except on special occasions the tours are self-guided. (Although the Revolutionary War Days celebrations that take place in Washington, Georgia every year on the weekend closest to the battle's anniversary of Feb. 14 bring out scores of re-enactors and special ceremonies and tours.) The battlefield trails are easy but not handicapped accessible. The location in rural Georgia about 8 miles out from the town of Washington is quiet and inviting. If you are a history buff this one is a definite go.
Written February 10, 2018
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Slmilner
Hoschton, GA108 contributions
Interesting Find
Jan 2018 • Couples
We stubbled upon this place heading back to Atlanta. A lot of history to take in. They have done some serious upgrades to the area. Very nice hiking/walking paths. Worth a look.
Written January 13, 2018
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Christina G
19 contributions
Secluded paradise
May 2017
Huge with tons of info and absolutely gorgeous. Before you hit the hilltop there's a road you can go down with unmarked graves from an old church and possibly the battle.
Written May 14, 2017
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Kiddylan51
48 contributions
Kettle Corn revisited
Apr 2017 • Family
i was in the area, heading home from The Masters. The place we were staying at mentioned about the war being in this area. i was sure he was talking about the civil war, but nope, it was about the Revolutionary war. So we did the side trek and came to this wonderful little gem. amazing, amazing, amazing. i was virtually in shock that the revolutionary war had a battle here. when i arrived on the site, hair on my arms stood up. . .. if you are ever in the area, this is a must thing to do.
Written April 12, 2017
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