Historic Markers Across Georgia

Federal Road Circa St. Augustine Trail

Marker ID: WPA GA 5 C-3
Location: Near Talking Rock Creek, 365 Highway 136, Talking Rock, GA
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 34° 31.367    W 084° 34.25
  34.52278333    -84.57083333
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None
Federal Road Circa St. Augustine Trail Marker
Photo by Courtesy of M.H. Mitchell, Inc.


Federal Road Circa St. Augustine Trail

The road running 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.

Works Progress Administration Marker