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The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 33.261 W 082° 53.797
17S E 323929 N 3714356
Quick Description: After being blazed in 1698, British traders used this route between South Carolina and Mississippi.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2010 6:12:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM91JG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 9

Long Description:
The colonial road from Charleston to Vicksburg followed the highway at this point. The route, used by Col. Langdon Welch on his expedition to the Mississippi in 1698, was thereafter followed by British traders. Through Taliaferro Co., it followed the present route, Raytown to Crawfordville to Union Point, then Ogeechee River Old Town. Wm. Bartram, celebrated traveler, crossed here in 1773 with the party, headed by Col. Barnett, which surveyed 2,000,000 acres of land ceded by the Creeks and Cherokees to the Colony of Georgia. Lafayette followed this road on his American tour in 1825.

1956. (Marker Number 131-9.)
Type of Historic Marker: Plaque

Historical Marker Issuing Authority: Georgia Historical Commission

Age/Event Date: 1/1/1698

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