|Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton, Georgia|
The famed frontiersman and soldier had just moved to the back country of Georgia when the American Revolution erupted in 1775. Over the years that followed he proved himself to be an extremely competent commander and took part in such battles as Kettle Creek, Augusta, Musgrove's Mill, Blackstock's and Fishdam Ford. He was wounded twice while fighting for the independence of the United States.
After the war, Clarke went on to become a successful politician before leading an effort to establish yet another independent country - the Trans-Oconee Republic - in the back country of Georgia. Unhappy with the progress of both the fledgling United States and his own State of Georgia, he decided just to build a country of his own!
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