Historic Markers Across Georgia

Federal Road Circa St. Augustine Trail

Marker ID: WPA 5 C-3
Location: Near Talking Rock Creek on Ga 136
County: Pickens
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None
Federal Road Circa St. Augustine Trail Marker
Photo by Courtesy of M.H. Mitchell, Inc.


The road turning west of here down Talking Rock Creek to the site of Coosawatee Old Town is a portion of the Old Federal Road opened through the Cherokee Nation, in 1805, by Georgia and Tennessee. It follows the course of a trail shown on a map of 1864 as connecting the ancient Indian town of Cisca in the Tennessee Valley with St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.

It became the principal mail and stage coach road along which pioneers settled in the Cherokee Territory.

112-C5 WPA