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Near Buena Vista in Marion County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Federal Road

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By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription. The road crossing east and west here is the Old Federal Road, western Georgia’s first vehicular thoroughfare. Beginning at Fort Hawkins (now Macon) it led across the Creek Indian Country to the Alabama River above Mobile. Permission to open the trace was granted by the Indians in 1805.

The road long served as an emigrant and post route to the West.

Fort Perry, one-half mile due east, was established by General John Floyd’s army when it came this way during the Creek War of 1813-14.

Lafayette travelled this road to Alabama in 1825. He spent the night of March 30 at Spain’s Tavern near Fort Perry.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 098-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.687′ N, 84° 32.662′ W. Marker is near Buena Vista, Georgia, in Marion County. Marker is on Georgia Route 41 0 miles north of Fort Perry Road (County Route 49), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6185 Georgia Highway 41, Buena Vista GA 31803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 41
flies. Fort Perry (a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Courthouse – 1848 (approx. 9.1 miles away); New Courthouse - 1850 (approx. 11.2 miles away); 1831 Talbotton United Methodist Church (approx. 13.5 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 13.6 miles away); Zion Episcopal Church (approx. 13.6 miles away); First Session Supreme Court of Georgia (approx. 13.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buena Vista.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USForts, CastlesNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking east across Georgia Highway 41 to the Fort Perry marker, which is directly opposite.
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By Donald Wayne Bell, May 17, 2013
4. Old Federal Road
Road bed of Old Federal Road running through Marion County Georgia at my grandparents old home.
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By Donald Wayne Bell, May 17, 2013
5. Old Federal Road
Old road bed of the Old Federal Road running through Marion Co. Ga.. Fort Perry is just west of this location. I grew up here and have walked this road many times as a youngster. Trying to preserve in photos.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Donald Wayne Bell of Clermont, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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