Historic Markers Across Georgia



Great Indian Trading Path



Marker ID: DAC 
Location: McDowell St at Johns St, Summerhill, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.448    W 082° 1.124
  33.47414    -82.01873
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM258V
Great Indian Trading Path Marker
Photo by tnt-tim



Text:

The Colonial Great Indian Trading Path crossed land now part of Augusta College and followed a part of the present McDowell Street. It was variously called Trading Road, Augusta Road, and the Creek Indian Path. Early platts show it on land owned by Robert Walton, Abia Clay and Francis Willis.

During the colonial era the Path was Augusta´s lifeline of profitable Indian trade: the exchange of English goods for furs brought in from the wilderness. Along this trail and its connections a lively commerce was carried on with tribes westward through Georgia and Alabama, to Mississippi and Tennessee.

DEDICATED BY NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS
GEORGE WALTON CHAPTER 1986



 

 

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