Blue Star Memorial Highway
Blue Star Memorial Highway - A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America - Sponsored By Butts County Garden Club Council - In cooperation with - Redbud District Of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.
Butts County GHM 018-1
This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 24, 1825, is named for Capt. Sam Butts killed in the Indian War of 1814 at the Battle of Chalibbee. At Indian Springs, now a State Park, were signed the Treaties with the Creeks giving Georgia respectively all lands between the Flint and Ocmulgee Rivers north to the Chattahoochee, and all the remaining Indian lands in the state. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff Isaac Nolen, Clerk of Superior Court Abel L. Robinson, Clerk of Inferior Court Thomas Thornton, Coroner Wm. B. Smith and Surveyor Willie Terrell.
Crossing The Ocmulgee GHM 018-3
Home of Robert Grier GHM 018-8
Home of Robert Grier - Robert Grier, astronomer and founder of "Grier's Almanac", and his family lived about one mile from here and are buried in a family cemetery near the home.
Robert Grier was born in 1780 at his father's home in Taliaferro Co. He attended old Union Academy in Greene Co., studying mathematics and astronomy under his uncle.
"Grier's Almanac" was first published in 1807 as "The Georgia and South Carolina Almanack". Published continuously since its founding, it became "Grier's Almanac" soon after Robert Grier's death May 4, 1848. Circulation is almost 2.5 million copies annually.
Iron Springs GHM 018-4
Kilpatrick at Cork GHM 018-7
McIntosh House GHM E-9
Mcintosh House - Across the highway stands the inn built about 1823 by William Mc Intosh, half-breed chief of the Lower Creek Indians. Here on February 12, 1825, Mc Intosh and other chiefs signed the Second Treaty of Indian Springs, giving up their last Georgia land.
Hopothleyoholo, orator of the Alabama Creeks, denounced the signers as traitors in a speech delivered from a boulder near the house. For signing this treaty Mc Intosh was slain at his home in Carroll County by Upper Creeks of Alabama on April 29, 1825.
Sherman's Right at Indian Springs GHM 018-6
The March To The Sea GHM 018-5
The Right Wing At Jackson GHM 018-2