Historic Markers Across Georgia



Peachtree Trail



Marker ID: GHM 033-112
Location: Ga 293 just north of Stilesboro Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 59.086    W 084° 34.717
  33.984766    -84.57861
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMG5
Peachtree Trail  Marker  



Text:

The Indians knew this trail as the route from the heart of the Cherokee Nation to Standing Peachtree, Creek village that grew into a trading post and fort just south of the Chattahoochee. Pioneers who used Montgomery´s Ferry at Standing Peachtree called this the Peachtree or Montgomery Ferry Road. Confederate and Federal troops fought along this route in 1864. Advent of automobiles and tourist travel made this road the Dixie Highway, later known as U.S. Highway 41.

The Indian planned well -- his trail straightened and widened, is now a busy four-lane road, a key national highway.

033-112 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 

 

033-112