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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Three Notch Trail

 
 
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Three Notch Trail Marker
Inscription.  This road, called “Three Notch Trail” from early days, is believed to have been marked with three notches by scouts sent out by General Andrew Jackson’s troops on their march to Fort Scott. Most of his troops passed this way en route to fight the Seminoles in Florida. Notable among them was Col. A. P. Haynes and his detachment of Tennesseans. This route, an old Indian trail, was used by General Edmund P. Gaines and his troops from Fort Gaines to Fort Scott. It was a wagon road for early settlers and one of the important pioneer roads. It appears on maps as early as 1820.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 049-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 31° 25.266′ N, 84° 57.822′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia
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, in Early County. Marker is on Fort Gaines Highway (Georgia Route 39) 4 miles north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Georgia Route 62), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Confederate Flag Pole (approx. 3˝ miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 3˝ miles away); Early County Peanut Monument (approx. 3˝ miles away); Early County (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Captain Dennis Harrison Zorn / Zornville (approx. 7.6 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Three Notch Trail Marker
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Three Notch Trail Marker
Looking south on Fort Gaines Highway, GA Highway 39, toward Blakely
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,607 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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