Historic Markers Across Georgia

Indian Trail

Marker ID: GHM 128-3
Location: Ga 39 about 3 miles E of Omaha just E of mile marker 15
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 32° 8.313    W 084° 58.201
  32.13855159    -84.970017
Waymark: None


Three miles west on the Chattahoochee River was Oconee Village, home of the Oconee Indians from 1715 to 1799. Their Chief Oueekachumfa or Long King signed the treaty with General Oglethorpe at Cowetah, August 21, 1739. In the 1750, led by chief Secoffee, many warriors of the tribe rest to Florida along a trail that, this road crosses here. There they changed their name to Seminoles or Runaways and Outlaws and formed the nucleus of the Seminole tribe. They fought the settlers of south Georgia from 1817 to 1836 in the Seminole wars. The Seminole Indians are found today in the everglades of Florida.

GHM 128-3 Georgia HIstorical Commission