The Unicoi Turnpike - White County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 34° 41.209 W 083° 42.616
17S E 251712 N 3841656
Quick Description: First vehicle access from TN, through GA to NC.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2006 9:57:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMMVB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 109

Long Description:

This road is the Old Unicoi Turnpike, first vehicular route to link East Tennessee, Western North Carolina and North Georgia with the head of navigation on the Savannah River System. Beginning on the Tugalo River, to the east of Toccoa, the road led this way, thence through Unicoi Gap and via Murphy, N.C. to Nine Mile Creek near Maryville, Tenn.

Permission to open the way as a toll road was given by the Cherokees in 1813 to a Company of Indians and white men. Tennessee and Georgia granted charters to the concern.

Prior to its establishment as a road, the trace was part of a trading path from Augusta to the Cherokees in East Tennessee.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 154-1R

Date: 2003

Sponsor: Not listed

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