Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hightower Trail

Marker ID: Cobb 
Location: Shallowford Road at Mountain Trace
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 01.554    W 084° 24.554
  34.0259    -84.40923333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM997K
Hightower Trail Marker  


Already a well-established route in the 1700s, the Hightower Trail was a major Indian thoroughfare and part of a network of trails connecting Augusta with the Etowah River area and Alabama. The path crossed the Chattahoochee River at a shallow ford below Roswell, traveled in a west and northwest direction through Fulton County, crossing Willeo Creek to enter Cobb County. It traveled over land later developed as the Mountain Creek subdivision and connected with present-day Shallowford Road near its intersection with McPherson Road. Shallowford then closely follows the original path through East Cobb. Pioneers also followed the ancient trail into the region transforming the footpath into a wagon road, remnants of which were still visible to 20tb century residents living here when the area was still rural.
Cobb County - 2009


Hightower Trail


Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission - Source Information