“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tennga in Murray County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Federal Road

Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2002
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription. For the next 25 miles southward this highway coincides closely with the course of the Old Federal Road, the first vehicular and postal way to join Tennessee and Georgia across the Cherokee Nation. Beginning on the southeast Indian boundary in the direction of Athens, the route led this way by Tate, Jasper and Talking Rock.

Rights to open the trace were granted informally by the Cherokees in 1803 and confirmed by the Treat of Tellico, Tenn. in 1805. Prior to that period the thoroughfare served as an Indian trading path to Augusta.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 105-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 58.917′ N, 84° 44.067′ W. Marker is in Tennga, Georgia, in Murray County. Marker is on U.S. 411 0.3 miles north of Liberty Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tennga GA 30751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McNair's Stand (approx. 1.6 miles away in Tennessee); Red Clay Council Ground (approx. 11 miles away in Tennessee); Historic Red Clay (approx. 11.2 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 11.5 miles away); Nancy Ward (approx. 13 miles away in Tennessee); Fort Mountain State Park (approx. 13.9 miles away); Legends of Fort Mountain (approx. 14 miles away); Mystery Shrouds Fort Mountain (approx. 14.2 miles away).
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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