Kettle Creek Battlefield

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Kettle Creek Battlefield
Kettle Creek Battlefield ~ Wilkes County, GA.JPG
Kettle Creek Battlefield site and historical marker
Kettle Creek Battlefield is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Kettle Creek Battlefield
Kettle Creek Battlefield is located in the US
Kettle Creek Battlefield
Nearest cityWashington, Georgia
Coordinates33°41′26″N 82°53′11″W / 33.69056°N 82.88639°W / 33.69056; -82.88639Coordinates: 33°41′26″N 82°53′11″W / 33.69056°N 82.88639°W / 33.69056; -82.88639
Area40 acres (16 ha)
NRHP reference #75000617[1]
Added to NRHPJune 26, 1975

Kettle Creek Battlefield is a 40 acres (16 ha) historic site outside Washington, Georgia in Wilkes County, Georgia, at the location of the Battle of Kettle Creek, in 1779, in the American Revolutionary War. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1975. It is located 9 miles (14 km) southwest of Washington off Tyrone Road.

The NRHP-listed area encircles "War Hill", a 500 feet (150 m) high hill, which has the Kettle Creek Monument erected upon it, by the War Department in 1930. There are also historical markers placed by the Georgia Historical Commission.[2] The American Battlefield Trust and its partners have acquired and preserved 180 acres of the Kettle Creek Battlefield through mid-2018.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. (March 15, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Kettle Creek Battlefield (War Hill)". National Park Service. Retrieved November 28, 2016. with four photos from 1974
  3. ^ [1] American Battlefield Trust "Saved Land"