The Wildes Massacre - GHM 148-6 - Ware Co., GA
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N 31° 12.676 W 082° 21.303
17R E 370919 N 3453807
Quick Description: The Wildes Massacre marker is located on US Highway 23/319 just south of US Highway 84 in Waycross, Georgia, in Ware County.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 10:15:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM4NRB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 18

Long Description:
The marker text reads as follows:

Here, on a Sunday morning in July, 1832, seven members of the Wildes Settlement were murdered by an Indian raiding party from the Okefenokee Swamp. Six of the victims were of the Wildes family, one was a 12-year-old girl of the Wilkinsons. Five children escaped to the Post House 2 miles away. After the massacre, the Indians robbed, then burned the Wildes home.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 148-6

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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