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Knoxville in Crawford County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federal Wire Road

 
 
Federal Wire Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 27, 2007
1. Federal Wire Road Marker
Inscription. This highway, created by an act of Congress in 1810, entered the state at Augusta passing through Warrenton, Sparta, Milledgeville, Macon and Knoxville to Coweta Town (Columbus). It was formerly known as the Stage Coach Road. A telegraph line, the first that connected New Orleans with Washington, D.C., was erected in 1848. The wires paralleled this road between Columbus and Macon, giving to this section of the old highway the name of “The Federal Wire Road.” This telegraph line was also the first one to be erected in the State of Georgia.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 22 K-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.475′ N, 83° 59.883′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Georgia, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cruselle Street (U.S. 80) and Courthouse Square, on the right when traveling east on East Cruselle Street. Click for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of the old Crawford County Courthouse (1831-32 square. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville GA 31050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
Federal Wire Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 27, 2007
2. Federal Wire Road Marker
This is the other side of the marker, with part of the old Crawford County Courthouse visible.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford County (a few steps from this marker); Alexis de Tocqueville (a few steps from this marker); Joanna Troutman (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. mile away); Creek Agency - Old Agency (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 9.6 miles away); Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 9.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCommunicationsRoads & Vehicles
 
Federal Wire Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Brown, November 14, 2009
3. Federal Wire Road Marker
 

 
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