The Blue Lady of Ada’hi
We first knew it as “The Land”. The land was a beautiful thirty acre tract of wilderness six miles from the courthouse square and perched on the side of one of the highest mountains in Upson County, Georgia – one of the highest mountains if you consider 1,260 feet to be a high mountain. To us it was our own little heaven – a much awaited dream, a chance to establish our own roots and start our own traditions. This particular piece of land was all forest. Trees were so thick in spots that it was difficult to walk,. But walk we did. For the first few months of ownership we spent our weekends walking over our side of the mountain, enjoying the beauty and splendor of the unspoiled wilderness. We wandered this way and that way, thoroughly enjoying getting lost in the woods and then winding our way back out to civilization. Each venture we made seemed to carry us on uncharted paths that had yet been touched by human feet. Perhaps it was the changing of the seasons or perhaps it was the fact that God can continue to amaze and reveal secrets for time unending but it seemed that each walk was a discovery of something new – and we never tired of the views we beheld. Eventually certain areas began to grow familiar and one of us would exclaim, “Oh, I remember this place” or “Oh, we’ve seen that bush or that stream before”. But always it was refreshing to go to the land, walk through the woods or sit amongst the trees in solitude and enjoy the beauty of nature and the presence of God. The land was like an oasis in a rat-race world – a place to rest and renew our spirits after the hassle of each day’s living.
The land’s official name is Indian Grave Mountain. True to its name it was the burying ground for a tribe of Creek Indians that once inhabited its woods and drank from its streams. They brought their dead to this place of rest and beauty, dug their graves and left them here under the protection of the Great White Father. Indian relics have been found by those individuals industrious enough to dig in the cool, dark earth beneath the trees or in the softer land surrounding the several streams