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Banks County Historical Markers

Indian Boundary


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Indian Boundary
  • Location: US 441 at Mile Marker 15, immediately south of Hollingsworth

INDIAN BOUNDARY

The boundary between the State of Georgia and the Chereokee Nation established by the Treaty of Augusta, May 31, 1783, ran along here. The line ran “from the top of Currahee mountain to the head, or source, of the most southern branch of the Oconee river, including all waters of the same.”

The boundary line was re-affirmed by the Treaty of Hopewell, Nov. 28, 1785. It was originally marked by a line of felled trees at least twenty feet wide, which became a sort of No Man’s Land.

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