Forks of the Old Federal Road
N 34° 41.834 W 084° 44.135
16S E 707409 N 3841801
Quick Description: Located at intersection of U.S. 76 and Old U.S. 411 south of Chatsworth, Ga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2006 6:47:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM6JV
FORKS OF THE OLD FEDERAL ROAD
The Old Federal Road, leading across the Indian Country from the Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens, branched at this point toward Knoxville and Nashville. The right turn led northward into Tennessee via Chatsworth and Tennga, while the left fork bore northwestward via Spring Place and Rossville.
Formal permission for the white people to use this way was granted by the Cherokees in the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Tenn.
This thoroughfare, following the course of an early trading path to Augusta, became northwest Georgia's first vehicular and postal route.
105-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 195?
Type of Marker: Monument
Marker #: Not listed
Date: Not listed
Sponsor: Not listed
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