Indian Alarms Monument, 1934, Allentown

Allentown GA Wilkinson County Methodist Church Lawn Daughters of the American Revolution DAR Indian Alarms 1812 Monument Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Erected on 12 October 1934 by the Georgia Society and John Ball Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this marker is located on the lawn of the beautiful Allentown Methodist Church. This monument glorifies early white settlers who helped run Native Americans off land that was rightfully theirs, so I’m glad that such a commemoration would likely not be considered today. It reads:

Intersection of Carolina, West Florida, and Savannah Lower Creek Trails. Traditional Indian Village Site and Burial Grounds. Early White Settlement and Haven for Refugee Famillies in 1812 Indian Alarms.

Though I can’t find a reference to the “Indian Alarms” in a quick scan of the literature, I’m sure the term “haven for refugee families” suggests that Allentown was an early outpost in the westward expansion of Georgia.

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2 responses to “Indian Alarms Monument, 1934, Allentown

  1. Peggy Anderson

    During the War of 1812, the Indians sided with the British, and they were also trying to get rid of the white settlers who had pushed them off their land so they could reclaim it. They conducted their raids at night. The alarms were a way ot letting the other settlers know the Indians were in and around the vicinity.

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