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Great Indian Trading Path

 
 
Great Indian Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Great Indian Trading Path Marker
Inscription. The colonial Great Indian Trading Path crossed land now a part of Augusta College and followed a part of the present McDowell Street. It was variously called Trading Road, Augusta Road, and the Creek Indian Path. Early platts show it on land owned by Robert Walton, Abia Clay, and Francis Willis.

During the colonial era the Path was Augusta’s lifeline of profitable Indian trade; the exchange of English goods for furs brought in from the wilderness. Along this trail and its connections a lively commerce was carried on with tribes westward through Georgia and Alabama, to Mississippi and Tennessee.
 
Erected 1986 by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, George Walton Chapter.
 
Location. 33° 28.448′ N, 82° 1.124′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of McDowell Street and Johns Road, on the right when traveling west on McDowell Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta Arsenal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta Arsenal 1941 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Richard Henry Wilde
Great Indian Trading Path Marker, looking west along McDowell Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
2. Great Indian Trading Path Marker, looking west along McDowell Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bellevue (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bell at Augusta State University (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montrose (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augusta College Three Original Arsenal Buildings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Great Indian Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
3. Great Indian Trading Path Marker
seen along McDowell Street with Johns Road intersection
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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