Events and Calendar
Creek Battlefield Association
2017: October 14, Washington-Wilkes Mule Days at Callaway Plantation.
2nd Saturday in October.
Mule Day is an all-day event in Washington, Georgia, which seeks to educate and entertain visitors about a traditional
Southern plantation . There are demonstrations of colonial customs and lifestyles,
live entertainment, arts and crafts, tours of plantation buildings, and animal demonstrations and competition. Living histories
include those involving candlemaking, shingle boards, syrup making, pottery, blacksmithing, hand sawn lumber, quilting, spinning
and weaving, soap making, lard making, basketry, sheep dogs, and a whiskey still.
2017 Weekend Schedule
(Members, get your reservations in soon to be assured of a seat) (see the
Rev. War Days Link)
Send your check and name(s) to:
Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.
Washington, Georgia 30673
Revolutionary Days. Always the 2nd weekend of each year. (Next one - Friday, February 9th – 11th
for 2018). Friday is normally a day at the Library listening to Historic reviews of the Revolutionary War events –
primarily in Wilkes County and Georgia. Previous speakers have been Robert Scott Davis, noted author of many books dealing
with the Battle of Kettle Creek; Walt Andrae, Army Historian, Stephen Rauch, Army Historian at Fort Gordon; Christine Swager,
author of several books about the American Revolution in South Carolina and Georgia – she authored “Heros of the
Battle of Kettle Creek”. On Saturday, it kicks off with a tour of the Battlefield, a parade, more than 30 living histories,
reenactment of the Battle of Kettle Creek, and the Ceremony at War Hill. On Sunday, a church service is held at one of the
historic churches of Wilkes County and then next day (Sunday) a ceremony is held at the Elijah Clarke State Park in Lincoln
County, Georgia to honor two patriots who fought at the Battle of Kettle Creek and buried at the State Park.
2014: Dinner was at the Pope Center. Program: was about the Kettle Creek Battlefield Master Plan.
Speaker, was Charles Baxley,
The Revolution Comes
to the Ceded Lands: Wilkes County and its Birth by Under Fire."
Charles Baxleys Resume
Meeting Place: Mary
Willis Library at 204 East Liberty Street, Washington, GA. 33°44′7″N 82°44′17″W
More on Mary Willis Library
(Click here): http://kudcom.com/www/att04.html
The Bartram Trail Regional Library System is headquartered at Mary Willis Library
For information on The Bartram Trail go to:
Note: Part of the Bartram
Trace be located west of the Kettle Creek Battlefield. The Bartram
Trail follows the approximate route of 18th-century naturalist William Bartram’s southern journey from March, 1773 to January, 1777. Bartram explored much of
the territory which is now the states of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Tennessee. His presence included parts of the back country of
Wilkes County when the Ceded Lands were given to Georgia.
Living History. If you have a talent or skill or demonstration please fill out the form and
mail it to the attention of the person found on the form.
Kettle Creek Performers info
WHEN: August 11, 2012 at 10;00 A.M .
WHAT: Black Patriots Monument.
On the Square, Washington, Georgia.
A monument honoring African Americans who fought for freedom for the American
Colonies will be dedicated on Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. on the Square in Washington, Georgia. Renowned
sculptor and Washington native, Kinzey Branham has created a three piece granite and bronze monument with the bust of the
spy James Armistead Lafayette as its centerpiece. This monument is just one of the “firsts” for the City of Washington,
the first city established in the name of George Washington in 1780!
- Robert Scott Davis, article: "The Kettle Creek Battlefield", SCAR n/l V3N2, p.36:
Former Georgia governor George Rockingham Gilmer started this trend with his published parable, in 1851, of how
slave Austin Dabney had been awarded a pension, land, and his freedom for having been disabled by a wound in the Battle of
Kettle Creek. Records recently discovered in the National Archives show, however, that Dabney actually received his
wound in Augusta in May 1782.
If you wish to donate to the cause of Developing Kettle Creek contact:
Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc (a 501 3c Tax Exempt Organization)