In 1998 the National Society Sons of the American Revolution designated 10 sites within the United States as American Revolutionary War National Celebration Sites. The Kettle Creek Battlefield was one of those sites. In 1998, the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution began recognizing the Battle of Kettle Creek by conducting a ceremony at War Hill in Wilkes County. This year will be the 243rd anniversary of the battle, which occurred February 14, 1779.
Friday - Feb 11Starting at 11 am, tours of the Kettle Creek Battlefield will be conducted and continuing throughout the day.
1:30 pm, the GASSAR Color Guard will present the Colors at a ceremony in Elijah Clarke State Park, and the GASSAR Militia will salute Col. Clarke with a musket volley.
Saturday - Feb 129:50 am, celebratory events beginning with the raising of the Revolutionary War Colors
10 am, parade participants, begin assembling behind the Wilkes County Courthouse
10:10 am, a Patriot Salute on the Washington town square
10:30 am, the parade around the square begins, and the public is invited to join in!
11 am, an exciting battle re-enactment will take place behind the courthouse
1 pm, the celebration moves to the Kettle Creek Battlefield for the 2:30 pm wreath-laying ceremony.
Throughout the morning, visitors may talk to and take pictures with these living history performers. Colonial exhibits and demonstrations may be enjoyed in a building just off the town square.
Sunday - Feb 139 am, Annual Colonial Worship Service at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 212 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington. This service is open to the public, and all are invited to attend.
In 2021, due to the efforts of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association and the sponsorship of U.S. Representative Jody Hice, the Kettle Creek Battlefield was awarded affiliated status by the U.S. National Park Service. This status recognizes the important contribution the battle made to the American Revolution. This pristine battlefield contains graves of 28 soldiers that are marked by white crosses where they fell. For those who wish to stamp their “Passport to Your National Parks Book”, the official cancellation stamp will be available at the trailhead kiosk at the foot of War Hill.
The Celebration of the Battle of Kettle Creek is recognized as a National Event Ceremony by the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, and this year the events will be attended by the President-General, NSSAR.