Anniston, Alabama - Chief Ladiga Trail.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member clevortrevor
N 33° 44.266 W 085° 49.081
16S E 609490 N 3733708
Quick Description: The Chief Ladiga Trail wanders 33 miles from Anniston North East through Alabama. Eventually the Silver Comet Trail, which will start in Smyrna, Georgia and end in Cedartown, Georgia, will connect with the Chief Ladiga at the Alabama/Georgia State line creating a 90-mile continuous trail.
NE 140.7 km from your present location
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2006 9:51:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM9PC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 71

Long Description:
The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails project. It wanders 33 miles through the countryside of Calhoun and Cleburne counties and it connects the municipalities of Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver and Anniston. Seen along the way are beautiful wetlands, streams, forest, farmland, and a horizon filled with mountains. The Chief Ladiga Trail is a family oriented pathway that provides a safe, non-motorized way to travel, exercise and relax while enjoying the outdoors. Projects like this tend to increase tourism, benefit businesses, decrease crime and generally increase the quality of life.
The Chief Ladiga Trail was named for a Creek Indian leader who signed the Cusseta Treaty in 1832. Under the terms of that agreement, the Creeks gave up claim to their remaining lands in northeast Alabama. Because Cheif Ladiga had signed the treaty, he was allowed to select some land in Benton County, Alabama for his wife and himself. (Parts of Benton County later became Cleburne and Calhoun Counties.)
A year after the treaty, Ladiga sold part of his holdings for $2,000 to a group of speculators headed by Charles White Peters. That land later became Jacksonville. Jacksonville, first called Drayton, was established in the early 1800s on the site of Chief Ladiga's trading post. In 1834 the town was renamed in honor of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States.
After selling the land, Ladiga and his wife moved to the Cherokee Nation and settled near what is now Piedmont.
Country: United States

State/Province/etc.: Alabama

Trail Start (town): Anniston

Trail Finish (town): Piedmont

Trail Length: 33

Trail Surface: Paved

Pack Animals Allowed: no

Fees: no

Internet Link(s):

Rail-to-Trail Sign: Not listed

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