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Near Chatsworth in Murray County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Forks of the Old Federal Road

 
 
Forks of the Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2002
1. Forks of the Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Federal Road, leading across the Indian Country from the Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens, branched at this point toward Knoxville and Nashville. The right turn led northward into Tennessee via Chatsworth and Tennga, while the left fork bore northwestward via Spring Place and Rossville.

Formal permission for the white people to use this way was granted by the Cherokees in the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Tenn.

This thoroughfare, following the course of an early trading path to Augusta, became northwest Georgia’s first vehicular and postal route.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 105-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 41.834′ 
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N, 84° 44.135′ W. Marker was near Chatsworth, Georgia, in Murray County. Marker was at the intersection of Old U.S. 411 and Old Federal Road South (U.S. 76), on the left when traveling north on U.S. 411. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Chatsworth GA 30705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fort Gilmer (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); Murray County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wright Hotel (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Holly Creek P.O. (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mystery Shrouds Fort Mountain (approx. 5.8 miles away); Legends of Fort Mountain (approx. 6 miles away); Fort Mountain State Park (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatsworth.
 
Forks of the Old Federal Road Marker (missing) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 28, 2021
2. Forks of the Old Federal Road Marker (missing)
Forks of the Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 28, 2021
3. Forks of the Old Federal Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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