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Jasper in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Federal Road

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription. This highway from Tate to Talking Rock follows substantially the course of the Old Federal Road, the earliest thoroughfare to link Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Permission to use the way was granted informally by the Indians in 1803 and formally by the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Tenn.

The Federal Road was the first vehicular thoroughfare west of the Chattahoochee, the earliest postal route of this section of the State, and a leading emigrant trace to Tennessee and North Alabama. Kentucky and Tennessee stock man drove animals down this artery to Southeastern markets.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 112-3B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 27.301′ N, 84° 24.481′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is on East Church Street (Georgia Route 53) 0.1 miles south of Old Tate Highway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper GA 30143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 1.6 miles
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
2. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 53, toward the center of Jasper
away); Pickens County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Pickens County Jail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oglethorpe Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (was approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 7.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (was approx. 8 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2009
3. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 53, toward the town of Tate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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