Historic Markers Across Georgia



Famous Indian Trail



Marker ID: GHM 070-1
Location: Ga 16, 9.5 miles NW of Sparta at Little Shoulderbone Creek
County: Hancock
Coordinates: N 33° 20.736    W 083° 05.978
  33.3456    -83.09963333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H14
Famous Indian Trail Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

The Upper Trading Path, one of the historic Indian ways of the Southeast, passed here, leading westward from present Augusta to tribes as far away as the Mississippi River. By various connections the route reached the Muscogees of Western Georgia and Central Alabama, and the Chickasaws and Choctaws of Mississippi.

The main stem of the thoroughfare, the Oakfuskee Path, led past Warrenton, Eatonton, Indian Springs, Griffin and Greenville to Oakfuskee Town, chief early center of the Upper Creek Indians on the Tallapoosa River in Alabama.

GHM 070-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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