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Near Flowery Branch in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Federal Road

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 28, 2009
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription. The route leading west from this point is the Old Federal Road, an early thoroughfare which linked Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Rights to open the passage were granted informally by the Indians in 1803 and confirmed by treaty in 1805. Beginning 10 miles to the east, on the former Cherokee boundary, now the Hall-Jackson county line, the road crossed the Chattahoochee 4 miles to the west at Vann's Ferry and bore northwestward.

This highway was the first vehicular and emigrant route of northwest Georgia.

Andrew Jackson passed here in 1818 during the Seminole War.
 
Erected 2000 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 069-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 11.803′ N, 83° 54.749′ W. Marker is near Flowery Branch, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlanta Highway (Georgia Route 13) and Radford Road on Atlanta Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flowery Branch GA 30542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jackson at Young's Tavern
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 28, 2009
2. Old Federal Road Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Flowery Branch Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Redwine (approx. 3.7 miles away); Two Georgia Governors (approx. 7.8 miles away); James Longstreet (approx. 8 miles away); The Historic Piedmont Hotel (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jesse Jewell (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flowery Branch.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 21, 2009
3. Old Federal Road Marker
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 21, 2009
4. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking northeast on Atlanta Highway, US 23, toward Oakwood and Gainesville
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 21, 2009
5. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking west on the Old Federal Road toward the site of Vann's Ferry, now under the waters of Lake Sidney Lanier (created by the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. 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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