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Near Dearing in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Noted Indian Trail

 
 
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Inscription. The Upper Trading Path, one of the historic Indian routes of the Southeast, passed this spot, leading from present Augusta to tribes as far west as the Mississippi River. By various connections the trail reached the Cherokees of North Georgia; the Upper Creeks of Western Georgia and Central Alabama, and the Chickasaws and Choctaws of Mississippi.

Main stem of the trail, the Oakfuskee Path, ran past Warrenton, Eatonton, Griffin and Greenville to Oakfuskee Town, chief early center of the Upper Creeks, on the Tallapoosa River in Alabama.

White traders began using the route in the early 1700ís. Many parts of the trace remain in use today.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 094-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 25.126′ N, 82° 25.627′ W. Marker is near Dearing, Georgia, in McDuffie County. Marker is at the intersection of Augusta Highway (U.S. 278) and Ellington Airline Road, on the right when traveling east on Augusta Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearing GA 30808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birthplace of George McDuffie (approx. 2.2 miles away); Blind Willie McTell (approx. 5.4 miles away); Women of the Sixty's Confederate Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); Usry House (approx. 5.6 miles away); Woodman of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); VFW Post 6672 KIA Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); VFW Veterans Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); McDuffie County (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 80 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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