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Crawfordville in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail

 
 
The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tristan Budd, January 3, 2009
1. The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the William Bartram Trails marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.256′ N, 82° 53.796′ W. Marker is in Crawfordville, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 278) and Monument street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordville GA 30631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taliaferro County (here, next to this marker); Crawfordville Confederate Memorial
The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, October 3, 2009
2. The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail Marker
Broad Street (U.S. 278) passes to the left.
(a few steps from this marker); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Taliaferro County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Roselle Mercier Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Tavern Site (about 300 feet away); Crawfordville Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawfordville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Taliaferro County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, October 3, 2009
3. Taliaferro County Courthouse
The Marker for the Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail is seen to the lower left. Between the marker and the courthouse is the Crawfordville Confederate Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tristan Budd of Kingsland, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tristan Budd of Kingsland, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 3, 2016.
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