Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hightower (Etowah) Trail

Marker ID: GHM 060-114
Location: Hightower Trail, west of Roswell Road
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 59.470    W 084° 21.605
  33.991166    -84.36008
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2MGD
Hightower (Etowah) Trail  Marker  


Hightower (Etowah) Trail, of the best marked Indian trail in Georgia, and a main road which many settlers built their homes until the 1840´s, crossed this highway near here on its way to a nearby ford on the Chattahoochee River. A crossover between two noted Trading Path from Augusta, it was recognized as an early boundary between Cherokee and Creek lands. A part of it became, in 1823, the boundary between Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties. Segments of the trail are abandoned but much of it remains in modern roads. The name is believed to come from the Cherokee, Ita-Wa.

GHM 060-114 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1967


Hightower (Etowah) Trail


this marker is located in the front yard of a private residence