WOLFSKINS.................. DISTRICT, Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Located southwest of Crawford. Named from a Cherokee family that lives there. This is David Wolfskins Burger place, Me and my Father use to eat here when deer hunting.
POCATALIGO.............Madison County, Georgia. Pronounced locally, Pokey-tally-go. Incorporated as a town July 21, 1920 to July 1, 1995. The census spelling of the name of this community is POCOTALAGO. This same spelling is also found in the name of the POCOTALAGO Militia DISTRICT here. This is apparently a Yamasee Indian word borrowed from an old Indian town by this name in South Carolina. Several possible meanings have been suggested, such as Big Gathering Place Town, Ball Play Town, Border Town, or Gathering Place.
Clouds Creek Baptist Church..........located in Oglethorpe County, Georgia .In 1785, following the Revolutionary War, pioneers from North Carolina -- including the Hendons, Hartsfields, Standifers, Johnsons, Lawrences, and Olives -- settled near Big Clouds Creek on the Georgia frontier near the Creek and Cherokee nations. Olives Fort was soon constructed and Clouds Creek Baptist Church was constituted within its walls in 1788. The church was later moved 2 1/2 miles south to its present location on land deeded by Thomas Hendon in 1798.
CHEROKEE CORNER............ located in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, eight miles west of Lexington on Athens Road. It was established in the 1770s by colonial governors to regulate Indian trade.On this site in 1773, William Bartram with Indians and Traders concluded the western boundary of Treaty of Augusta.
EAGLE TAVERN......... Watkinsville, Oconee County Georgia. May have originally been known as FORT EDWARD. In 1789, the Eagle Tavern building in Watkinsville, opposite the courthouse, was said to have been used as a blockhouse for protection against the Cherokee Indians. The name derivation is unknown. This structure was operated as a hotel from 1801 to about 1930, and is now preserved as a historic site. There ya go Earl !
WAR WOMAN'S CREEK..........Rabun County, Georgia. Starts three miles east of Clayton and flows easterly to the Chattooga River. The creek name came from an honored titled among the Cherokee. It was their custom to take a woman along on war parties, primarily to cook and sew, but when one proved her mettle on several expeditions, she was given the designation War Woman. We don’t know which specific woman was referred to because the Warwoman Creek has held that name for more than 200 years.
EARLY TRADING POST...............At this point, just north of the safest ford in the Chattahoochee River, the first white settlers in this area built their campfires in 1822. A trading post was soon established on the site and Cherokee Indians traded gold nuggets and gold-dust to the settlers for merchandise. The first Nacoochee post office was established at the trading post with Charles Williams, son of one of the first settlers. serving as Postmaster for more than 50 years.
TIGER............ Rabun County, Georgia. Incorporated as a town August 13, 1904. Named for the Cherokee chief, Tiger Tail. Located 3/4 mile northwest of Tiger is TIGER MOUNTAIN, with an elevation of 2,856 feet. TIGER DISTRICT of Rabun County is located south of Clayton. The Tiger Drive In Theater re-opened in 2004: On the first of April, 1954 was the day of the Grand Opening of the Tiger Drive In, in Tiger GA. on the land that Jesse Shirley had won in a poker game from the Cherokee Indians in 1816. Tiger is also where some of my people were born.
Leathers Ford................ Lumpkin County, Georgia. The Cherokee Indians believed the gold belonged to them for those veins lay within their homeland where they had lived from time immemorial. Georgia felt that the land and the gold belonged to the state. The fortune hunters who came over the line were unconcerned with the ownership of the land but believed the gold belonged to anybody who could find it. The Cherokees who had joined in the prospecting came out worse in the scramble and tensions tightened. A period of lawlessness prevailed.
BALL PLAY CREEK.............. Lumpkin County, Georgia. This stream enters the Chestatee River three miles east of Dahlonega, and is named after the Cherokee Indians once popular game, the ball-play. A recent statemap of Lumpkin County erroneously shows this stream labeled PECKS MILL CREEK, after a mill located thereupon.