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Near Gay in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Noted Indian Trail

 
 
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Inscription.  The road from the east is a remnant of the Oakfuskee Path, main stem of the noted upper trading route from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama Beginning at present Augusta, it led this way via Warrenton, Eatonton, Griffin, and the Flat Shoals of Flint River to Greenville; thence to Oakfuskee Town, an early Upper Creek center on the Tallapoosa River in Alabama.

White traders began using this way in the early 1700’s. In time the route became an important pioneer trace and a leading stage road.
 
Erected 1993 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 099-1.)
 
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° 4.151′ N, 84° 34.317′ W. Marker is near Gay, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakland Road (Georgia Route 85) and Magnolia Road (County Route 283), on the left
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when traveling south on Oakland Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gay GA 30218, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Carmel Historic District (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Cove Gorges of the Flint (approx. 8.4 miles away); Meriwether County (approx. 8.6 miles away); a different marker also named Noted Indian Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away); Richmond D. Hill: Georgia’s First Black Mayor (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church (approx. 10.8 miles away); Old Depot Site Warm Springs (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same title and similar text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared.
 
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Looking north on Oakland Road (Georgia Highway 85) toward the town of Gay.
Noted Indian Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Noted Indian Trail
Looking east on Magnolia Road, which follows the course of the Noted Indian Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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