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Near Gay in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Noted Indian Trail

 
 
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Inscription. The road from the east is a remnant of the Oakfuskee Path, main stem of the noted upper trading route from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama Beginning at present Augusta, it led this way via Warrenton, Eatonton, Griffin, and the Flat Shoals of Flint River to Greenville; thence to Oakfuskee Town, an early Upper Creek center on the Tallapoosa River in Alabama.

White traders began using this way in the early 1700ís. In time the route became an important pioneer trace and a leading stage road.
 
Erected 1993 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 099-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.151′ N, 84° 34.317′ W. Marker is near Gay, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakland Road (Georgia Route 85) and Magnolia Road (County Route 283), on the left when traveling south on Oakland Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gay GA 30218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Carmel Historic District
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Noted Indian Trail Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); The Cove Gorges of the Flint (approx. 8.4 miles away); Meriwether County (approx. 8.6 miles away); a different marker also named Noted Indian Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away); Old Depot Site Warm Springs (approx. 13.9 miles away); Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (approx. 14 miles away); Warm Springs Treatment Pools (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same title and similar text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Looking north on Oakland Road (Georgia Highway 85) toward the town of Gay.
Noted Indian Trail image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Noted Indian Trail
Looking east on Magnolia Road, which follows the course of the Noted Indian Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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