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Old Federal Road, 146-14
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
N 34° 59.032 W 085° 17.186
16S E 656404 N 3872595
Quick Description: Located directly across the street from the Rossville Post Office.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2007 2:33:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM245E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 20

Long Description:
Old Federal Road
Marker 146-14

The first vehicular and postal route of Georgia to Rossville was the Federal Road across the Cherokee Nation. Beginning on the southeast Indian boundary in the directions of Athens, Georgia, the thoroughfare led this way toward Nashville via Tate, Jasper, Talking Rock and Spring Place.
Formal permission by the Cherokees to open the road was granted in the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Tennessee. Prior to that time the trace served as an Indian trading path to Augusta.
The Earliest post office in northwest Georgia was established on this route at Rossville, on April 5, 1817, with John Ross as postmaster.

N 34 59.032
W085 17.186
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 146-14

Date: 1992

Sponsor: Not listed

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