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Chatham County Historical Markers

Tomochichi’s Grave

  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Tomochichi’s Grave
  • Location: Wright Square Opposite the Old Courthouse, Savannah, Ga.


Tomo-Chi-Chi, Mico of the Yamacraws, a tribe of the Creek 

Indian Nation, is buried in this Square. He has been called a co-founder, 

with Oglethorpe, of Georgia. He was a good friend to the English, 

a friendship indispensable to the establishment of the Colony as a 

military outpost against Spanish invasion. He negotiated with Ogle- 

thorpe the treaty formally ratified on May 21, 1733, pursuant to 

which Georgia was settled. Mary Musgrove, half-breed niece of 

Emperor Brim of the Creek Indians, acted as interpreter between 

Oglethorpe and Tomo-Chi-Chi and lent her great influence to the 

signing of that treaty and to the treaties negotiated by Oglethorpe 

with other tribes of the Creek nation. 

In 1734, at the age of 84, with his wife Senauki, Tomo-Chi-Chi 

visited the English Court and was received by the King and by the 

Archbishop of Canterbury. He was a man of fine physique, tall and 

of great dignity. 

He died October 5, 1739 at Yamacraw Indian Village, and at his 

request was brought to Savannah to rest among his English friends. 

He was buried here with military honors.