The Patriot victory at Kettle Creek helped to prevent total British control of Georgia for at least another year and was the only significant check of the British invasion of Georgia. The battle was the only major Patriot victory in Georgia during the Revolutionary War and is one of the best examples of what the American Revolution was all about and why the British lost. The histories of Georgia describe Kettle Creek as one of the most important battles fought in the State prior to the Civil War.
War Hill, the traditional site of the Battle of Kettle Creek, is a 12.5 acre tract of land located eight miles from Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. A monument, a historical marker, and several marked graves are at the site.
Guided tours for 15 or more are available by prior arrangement by contacting the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce at (706) 678-2013.
See the full text of the Battle of Kettle Creek state historical marker for more details on this site.
Located off Hwy 44
8 miles SW of Washington, Georgia
Open year round. No attendant.