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Near Clarkesville in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blair Line

 
 
Blair Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
1. Blair Line Marker
Inscription.  The historic Blair line between the State of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation crossed this highway at this point. This line was surveyed by James Blair in the early 1800’s. It ran from the forks of the Soque and Chattahoochee rivers in a direct northerly line to the Tallulah River. It was the boundary line established in 1817 for the purchase of all the lands east of the Chattahoochee river by the State of Georgia from the Cherokee Nation by the Treaty of 1818.
 
Erected 1953. (Marker Number 068-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 34° 34.847′ N, 83° 36.985′ W. Marker is near Clarkesville, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is on Clarkesville Highway (Georgia Route 115) 0.1 miles west of Cannon Bridge Road (Georgia Route 105), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkesville GA 30523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Robert Mize (approx. 4.2 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Home of Johnny Mize (approx. 4.2 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); De Soto (approx. 5.6 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarkesville.
 
Additional keywords. Trails
 
Blair Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
2. Blair Line Marker
Looking northeast on Georgia Highway 115 toward the intersection with Georgia Highway 105
Blair Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
3. Blair Line Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,147 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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