Jasper in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Federal Road
From Tate through Jasper to Talking Rock, this highway coincides closely with the course of the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia's first vehicular way which linked Tennessee and Georgia across the Cherokee Country. Permission to open the route was granted informally by the Indians in 1803 and confirmed in a treaty of 1805.
Emigrants from the lower Southeast followed this course into Tennessee and Alabama. It became the first postal route of this section and was used by travellers in reaching the gold fields of North Georgia.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 112-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 34° 28.137′ N, 84° 25.815′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Stegall Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper GA 30143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Pickens County (a few steps from this marker); Old Pickens County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oglethorpe Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx. 4˝ miles away); Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Also see . . . Federal Road. New Georgia Encyclopedia entry (Submitted on February 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 3. submitted on February 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.