241st Anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek
A National Society SAR Historic Sites & Celebrations Event
Sponsored by the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution
February 7, 8 & 9, 2020
Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia
Join us as we relive colonial history through a host of activities in and around the Historic Square in Downtown Washington, home to the only existing monument honoring African-American Revolutionary soldiers. History comes to life with re-enactors in colonial attire and patriotic colors, music and musket volley, and a colonial parade. Following the parade there will be a dramatic portrayal of the victorious action that occurred at Kettle Creek in 1779.
Friday, February 7, 2020
At The Pope Center, 48 Lexington Ave., Washington GA 30673
5 PM: The Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc. (KCBA), Georgia Society SAR and Kettle Creek NSDAR will host a cash bar & reception, dinner and Revolutionary War program in honor of the Kettle Creek Patriots.
Guest Speaker: Carolyn Faz, "Journey to Kettle Creek"
Reservations are required and must be made directly through KCBA. For more details and ticket information, visit:
Saturday, February 8, 2020
On the Square in Historic Downtown Washington, GA 30673
9:50 AM: The Georgia Society SAR Elijah Clarke Militia Honor Guard with Musket Salutes will raise the 1776 Colors of the Revolutionary War on the Wilkes County Courthouse Flag pole.
9:50 AM-Noon: Historical performers in the Square, Georgia Society SAR Living History building with demonstrations…just follow the signs. The Mary Willis Library will host a film about the Kettle Creek battle. The Washington City Museum features the Kettle Creek Artifact Room.
10:10 AM: The Georgia Society SAR combined Color Guard & Militia will gather at the Revolutionary War monument on the Washington City square to Salute and Honor the Wilkes County Militia (Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest) and all Revolutionary War Patriots.
10:30 AM: Color Guard and parade participants gather behind the Courthouse to assemble. ALL the public (children & adults) are welcome to participate in the event as our National Colors and re-enactors lead us around the City square.
10:45 AM: Parade STARTS
11 AM: Georgia Society SAR Elijah Clarke Militia and other re-enactors with black-powder muskets will present a dramatic portrayal of the Battle of Kettle Creek in Fort Washington Park behind the Wilkes County Courthouse.
11:45 AM: The Georgia Society SAR Color Guard-Elijah Clarke Militia and others, will present arms and fire a thunderous musket salute as the Revolutionary War Colors are lowered and our Present-day National Colors are raised on the Square.
Kettle Creek Battlefield, 106 War Hill Road, Washington, GA 30673
2:30 PM: Pageantry at Kettle Creek Battlefield includes, Continental Army, Georgia Militia, Musket volley salutes, and Wreath Presentations will be placed to honor the Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest--the Wilkes County Militia for their 1779 Victory at Kettle Creek.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 214 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington
9 AM: Memorial Service (open to public). Join the Georgia Society SAR and the Kettle Creek Chapter, NSDAR in a Colonial Worship Service honoring the Wilkes County Militia (Heroes of the Hornets’ Nest) and the SC Upper 96 Militia who together defeated the Loyalists at the Battle of Kettle Creek.