Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Federal Road

Marker ID: GHM 105-6
Location: US 411 just south of Eton at the Diamond Carpet Mill
County: Murray
Coordinates: N 34° 49.088    W 084° 45.877
  34.81813562    -84.76462302
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67V
Old Federal Road Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Old Federal Road

This highway follows closely the course of the Old Federal Road, the first vehicular and postal route to link Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Informal permission to use the thoroughfare was granted by the Indians in 1803 and confirmed by a treaty in 1805. Beginning on the southeast boundary of the Cherokees in the direction of Athens, the road led this way via Tate and Talking Rock. At Ramhurst another branch ran by Spring Place and Rossville toward Nashville.

The noted Vann family of the Cherokees maintained a stage stop and stand near this spot.

105-6 1955