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

Old Federal Road

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2002
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription.  For the next 25 miles southward this highway coincides closely with the course of the Old Federal Road, the first vehicular and postal way to join Tennessee and Georgia across the Cherokee Nation. Beginning on the southeast Indian boundary in the direction of Athens, the route led this way by Tate, Jasper and Talking Rock.

Rights to open the trace were granted informally by the Cherokees in 1803 and confirmed by the Treat of Tellico, Tenn. in 1805. Prior to that period the thoroughfare served as an Indian trading path to Augusta.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 105-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 58.917′ N, 84° 44.067′ W. Marker is in Tennga, Georgia, in Murray County. Marker is on U.S. 411 0.3 miles north of Liberty
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Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tennga GA 30751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McNair's Stand (approx. 1.6 miles away in Tennessee); Civil War "No Man's Land" (approx. 10.7 miles away in Tennessee); Red Clay Council Ground (approx. 11 miles away in Tennessee); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 11½ miles away); Cotton Gin (approx. 12.1 miles away); Water Turbine (approx. 12.1 miles away); Prater's Mill (approx. 12.1 miles away); Prater’s Mill and The Civil War (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Apr. 9, 2020