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Near LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Famous Indian Path

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By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Famous Indian Path Marker
Inscription.  The Oakfuskee Trail, main branch of the noted Upper Creek Trading Path from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Central Alabama, passed this site, running east and west. Beginning at present Augusta, the route led this way via Warrenton, Eatonton, Indian Spring and Greenville. From here it continued westward to Oakfuskee Town, early main center of the Upper Creeks, located on the Tallapoosa River to the west of Dadeville, Alabama.

White traders started following this thoroughfare on the early 1700s.

Much of the route remains in use today, although the immediate section to the east has long been abandoned.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 0.444′ N, 85° 6.55′ W. Marker is near LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County
Famous Indian Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Famous Indian Path Marker
Looking east toward LaGrange; West Point Road (US 29) is on the right, and Upper Glass Bridge Road on the left.
. Marker is at the intersection of West Point Road (U.S. 29) and Upper Glass Bridge Road, on the right when traveling west on West Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LaGrange College – 1831 (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named LaGrange College – 1831 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Dr. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (approx. 4 miles away); Bellevue (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mulberry Street Cemeteries (approx. 4.7 miles away); Horace King 1807-1885 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Famous Indian Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Famous Indian Path Marker
Looking west on Upper Glass Bridge Road, a section of the Oakfuskee Trail. The Glass Bridge was a covered bridge over the Chattahoochee River built by Horace King.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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