Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Rock Landing

Marker ID: GHM 005-22
Location: Ga 22/24 at King St, 1/4 mile east of the Oconee River
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 5.074    W 083° 12.587
  33.084566    -83.20978
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM70HY
The Rock Landing  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Five miles south of this point is the Rock Landing at the head of navigation on the Oconee River and at the junction of the old Indian trading paths leading westward. In 1789 Pres. Washington sent Gen. Benjamin Lincoln here to treat with Chief Alexander McGillivary and 2000 Creek warriors and settle the Georgia-Creek controversy over cession of the Trans-Ogeechee lands. Here also was the official residence of James Seagrove, appointed the first U.S. Indian agent to the Creeks in Sept., 1791. He distributed in 1792 from this point $13,000 worth of government food to Creeks suffering from crop failure.

GHM 005-22 Georgia Historical Commission 1961

The Rock Landing
Photo by Ken Moser