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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Three Notch Trail

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Three Notch Trail Marker
Inscription. This road, called “Three Notch Trail” from early days, is believed to have been marked with three notches by scouts sent out by General Andrew Jackson’s troops on their march to Fort Scott. Most of his troops passed this way en route to fight the Seminoles in Florida. Notable among them was Col. A. P. Haynes and his detachment of Tennesseans. This route, an old Indian trail, was used by General Edmund P. Gaines and his troops from Fort Gaines to Fort Scott. It was a wagon road for early settlers and one of the important pioneer roads. It appears on maps as early as 1820.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 049-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 25.266′ N, 84° 57.822′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is on Fort Gaines Highway (Georgia Route 39) 4 miles north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Georgia Route 62), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. (approx. 2.3
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Three Notch Trail Marker
miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Confederate Flag Pole (approx. 3.5 miles away); Early County (approx. 3.5 miles away); Old Factory Creek (approx. 4.9 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Showplace of the South (approx. 9.6 miles away in Alabama); Sowhatchee Elementary School (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blakely.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Three Notch Trail Marker
Looking south on Fort Gaines Highway, GA Highway 39, toward Blakely
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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