Historic Markers Across Georgia



Trackrock Gap



Marker ID: WPA US 76 C-1
Location: Located at US 76 east and Trackrock Road east of Blairsville but only 2.1 miles west of Young Harris, GA
County: Union
Coordinates: N 34° 54.638    W 83° 52.065
  34.91063333    -83.22888
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
Trackrock Gap Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

Trackrock Gap


The road leading south crosses Trackrock Gap, two miles from here. Soapstone boulders in the gap are covered with tracks, symbols, and patterns carved in the rocks by primitive man. The gap was called by the Cherokee Datsu nalasgun'yi, "where there are tracks."

One tradition calls it the landing place of a big canoe containing survivors of a worldwide flood, and the heavens are supposed to thunder when a stranger approaches.

Works Progress Administration Marker




Trackrock Gap
Photo by David Seibert


Notes:

In 2008, Christopher E. Ray found the marker leaning against the wall of the Trackrock campground office/store

More Information:
Track Rock, Blairsville, Georgia

Track Rock - Wikipedia

Track Rock Gap - Archaeological Preserve

 

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