Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Federal Road



Marker ID: GHM 133-3B
Location: Marker is on Georgia Route 208 - 0.4 miles east of Buckner Road
County: Talbot
Coordinates: N 32° 38.761    W 084° 22.762
  32.646017    -84.379372
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6VA3
Old Federal Road Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

The Federal Road across the Creek Indian County, western Georgia`s first vehicular way, passed here leading from Fort Hawkins (now Macon) to the Alabama River above Mobile. The trace, which followed closely the course of the earlier noted Lower Creek Trading Path, long served as an important imigrant [sic] and post route to the west. It was opened subsequent to the 1805 Treaty of Tellico with the Cherokees.

General John Floyd`s army followed the road to Alabama during the Creek War of 1813-14. LaFayette traveled this way in March, 1825 enroute to Alabama.

GHM 133-3B GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1996




Old Federal Road
Photo by David Seibert


Notes:

Previous location: US 19 and Ga. 208 7 miles north of Butler, GA. The marker should be 130-3B rather than 133.

 

130-3B