Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hightower Trail

Marker ID: WPA 11 C-8
Location: Hightower Trail and Ga 11, Social Circle
County: Walton
Coordinates: N 33° 39.372    W 083° 43.128
  33.65620041    -83.71880341
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM27GR
Hightower Trail Marker  


This road is a portion of Hightower Trail, old Indian path to Etowah River, which ran from High Shoals of the Appalachee westward to Shallow Ford on the Chattahoochee. It formed a boundary between Cherokee lands to the north and Creek lands to the South. In 1817-21, it marked the Georgia frontier, and was used by pioneer families settling this section.

On November 17th and 18th, 1864, the left wing of Sherman`s Army passed down this trail on its `march to the sea.`

U.S. Works Progress Administration Marker (WPA)