Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Federal Road

Marker ID: THC 1F 13
Location: 5532 State Hwy 68, Madisonville, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 27.979    W 084° 22.329
  35.46631666    -84.37215
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GRN


This highway follows two miles of the Old Federal Road established by the Treaty of 1805 between the United States and the Cherokee Nation. The Road began at the Tellico Blockhouse on the Little Tennessee River and extended to Vann’s Ferry on the Chattahoochee River in North Georgia. Along this road Col. Gideon Morgan’s Cherokee Regiment marched to join Andrew Jackson in the Creek War of 1813.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission