Gunfight at Cat Creek

In the  1870s, Cat Creek was a small community (situated on the creek, of course) in north Lowndes county, Georgia near the line with Berrien county, not too distant from Ray’s Mill, GA.  In fact, the spillway from Ray’s Millpond flows via Beaverdam creek into Cat Creek.    The US Post Office Directory of 1870 shows there was a post office at Cat Creek at least by that time.

The Columbus Daily Enquirer, December 17, 1879 edition reports on a gunfight at Cat Creek:

W M Brantly, a constable in the legitimate discharge of his duties, was fired upon by L D Paulk and brought to the ground with a pistol ball in the thigh. Brantley, while lying on the ground, returned the fire, instantly killing his assailant.  So says the Berrien County News.

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