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Hawkinsville in Pulaski County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Slosheye Trail

 
 
Slosheye Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Slosheye Trail Marker
Inscription. Slosheye Trail was used by the Indians and white traders as an artery of travel as early as 1750 and extended from Hawkinsville on the Ocmulgee River to Drayton on the Flint River. This ancient trail passed through Hawkinsville over the present Commerce Street. A steady growth of traffic, at first Indians and then white settlers, gradually widened it into a road, it was valuable factor in South Georgia’s development and is now a link in the State’s highway system.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 27 A-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 32° 16.993′ N, 83° 28.14′ W. Marker is in Hawkinsville, Georgia, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street (Georgia Route 26) and North Lumpkin Street, on the right when traveling east on Commerce Street. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Pulaski County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Commerce Street, Hawkinsville GA 31036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pulaski County (a few steps from this marker); Old Hartford
Slosheye Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Slosheye Trail Marker
Looking west on Commerce Street
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Bleckley County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr. (approx. 9.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of James (Jim) Earnest Cook (approx. 9.8 miles away); Lucian A. Whipple (approx. 9.8 miles away); In Memory of Perry L. Johnson (approx. 9.8 miles away); Thaddeus Oliver (approx. 9.9 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Hawkinsville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Slosheye Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Slosheye Trail Marker
Looking east on Commerce Street, toward the Ocmulgee River
Slosheye Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 2011
4. Slosheye Trail Marker
The Pulaski County Courthouse, with the marker just visible to the left of the building.
Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert
5. Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Trail Marker
Located just south of the marker at the intersection of South Jackson Street (U.S. 129) and Broad Street (U.S. 319). General Andrew Jackson and his troops used this trail en route to Fort Hughes and Fort Scott during the First Seminole Indian War in 1818.
Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert
6. Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Trail Marker
 
 
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