Historic Markers Across Georgia



Indian War Trail



Marker ID: GHM 068-2
Location: On S main St (GA 105) at Donson St, Cornelia, GA.
County: Habersham
Coordinates: N 34° 30.421    W 083° 31.425
  34.50701666    -83.52375
Waymark: WM5EV
Indian War Trail Marker  



Text:

This highway runs along the divide between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On the south the waters run into the Broad and Savannah rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. Waters on the north run into Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers and the Gulf of Mexico.

This divide was formerly the boundary line between the Cherokee and Creek Nations and along this ridge ran the Indian War Trail from Cherokee settlements on the Upper Tugalo to what is now Atlanta. A branch went southeast into the Creek Nation.

This trail was the route to "Chopped Oak" where the Indians once cut a gash in an oak tree for each scalp.

GHM 068-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952



 

 

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