Historic Markers Across Georgia



Noted Indian Trail



Marker ID: GHM 141-5
Location: US 27 at Lower Big Springs Rd, 4.5 miles southeast of LaGrange, GA
County: Troup
Coordinates: N 32° 58.899    W 084° 59.598
  32.98165253    -84.99329605
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5DP1
Noted Indian Trail Marker  



Text:

The road running east towards Big Spring is a remnant of the Oakfuskee Trail, Main branch of the noted Upper Creek Trading Path from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Central Alabama.

Beginning at present Augusta, Georgia the route led this way via Warrenton, Eatonton, Indian Springs and Greenville. From here it passed south to LaGrange and continued westward to Oakfuskee Town, early main center of the Upper Creek, located on the Tallapoosa River to the west of Dadeville, Alabama.

White traders with the Indians began using this thoroughfare in the early 1700s. Eventually the route became a pioneer´s trace of significance.

GHM 141-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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