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

Old Federal Road Historic District

Old Federal Road Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 16, 2008
1. Old Federal Road Historic District Marker
Inscription. Development along Indian trails of the Old Federal Road began in the early 19th century to improve transportation between South Carolina and Tennessee. Although European settlement in this area began in the late 1700s, the road increased populations and prompted the development of communities such as Nails Creek and Mt. Pleasant. Farms, trading posts, churches, schools, post offices and other services were established at each location. Homes associated with both communities remain along the Old Federal Road, many of which are owned by descendants of the early settlers.
Erected 1999 by The Georgia Historical Society and the Franklin County Historical Society. (Marker Number 59-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 20.831′ N, 83° 18.487′ W. Marker is in Carnesville, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Georgia Route 59 ¼ mile north of Sandy Cross Road (Georgia Route 51), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carnesville GA 30521, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hebron Presbyterian Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 5½ miles away); Carroll's Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Nails Creek Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Red Hill School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named Carroll’s Methodist Church (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carnesville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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