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Martin in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Red Hollow Road

 
 
Red Hollow Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, September 16, 2006
1. Red Hollow Road Marker
Inscription. Winding along a ridge from the mouth of Broad River to the head at Tugalo, RED HOLLOW ROAD evolved from the noted trace, UPPER CHEROKEE PATH, and became part of a complex pioneer road system.

In 1736-1737, Oglethorpe had River Road laid out to Augusta from Savannah; it was Georgia`s first long road built by white men. At Augusta, River Road joined UPPER CHEROKEE PATH whose origins are lost in antiquity. From Augusta northward to Petersburg, the PATH became Petersburg Road. The PATH crossed not a single stream for approximately 70 miles between Petersburg and Toccoa. Continuing north through Amandaville, Eagle Grove, and Aquilla to a point near Martin, the PATH became RED HOLLOW ROAD. The ROAD intersected at Toccoa with Unicoi Turnpike which ran into East Tennessee. The ROAD at Toccoa also had a spur, Locust Stake Road, which ran to the Ga.-N.C. line.

The track of Southern R.R., completed in 1878, cut RED HOLLOW ROAD 13 times between Toccoa and Martin including the station intersection at Hayes Crossing, Eastonollee, and Avalon.
 
Erected 1986 by Martin Lions Club, Martin Woman's Club, and Stephens County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 29.02′ N, 83° 11.068′ W. Marker is in Martin
Red Hollow Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
2. Red Hollow Road Marker
, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Georgia Route 17) and Red Hollow Road, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the Martin Community Center. Marker is in this post office area: Martin GA 30557, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastanollee Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Poplar Springs Baptist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Stephens County High School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Red Hill School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Double Branches Baptist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Parkertown - 1832 (approx. 8.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Carroll’s Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
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Red Hollow Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, August 22, 2012
3. Red Hollow Road Marker
Looking at an intersection of six roads, the Red Hollow Road is second from the left, barely visible in the brush.
 
 
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