Historic Markers Across Georgia



Three Notch Trail



Marker ID: GHM 049-5
Location: Ga 39 about 4 miles north of Blakely
County: Early
Coordinates: N 31° 25.266    W 084° 57.822
  31.4211    -84.9637
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8WB6
Three Notch Trail Marker
Photo by Coinseekers



Text:

This road, called "Three Notch Trail" from early days, is believed to have been marked by scouts sent out by General Andrew Jackson to mark the route followed by Jackson´s men to Fort Scott on their way to fight the Seminoles in Florida. Most of Jackson´s troops went this way, among them Col. A.P. Haynes and his detachment of Tennesseans. This route, an old Indian trail, was used by General Edmund P. Gaines and his troops from Fort Gaines to Fort Scott. It became a wagon road for early settlers and appears on maps as early as 1820.

GHM 049-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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