The Wildes Massacre

The Wildes Massacre

Year Erected: 1958

Marker Text:  Here, on a Sunday morning in July, 1832, seven members of the Wildes Settlement were murdered by an Indian raiding party from the Okefenokee Swamp. Six of the victims were of the Wildes family, one was a 12-year-old girl of the Wilkinsons. Five children escaped to the Post House 2 miles away. After the massacre, the Indians robbed, then burned the Wildes home.

Tips for Finding This Marker: At the intersection of Memorial Drive (Georgia Route 4) and Screven Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Memorial Drive in Waycross.