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Hightower Indian Trail

 
 
Hightower Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, December 10, 2011
1. Hightower Indian Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Hightower (English version of “Etowah”) Indian trail passed here in its route from East Georgia to the mountains of North Georgia. To the northwest, it crossed a ford on the Chattahoochee River at Roswell. This trade and travel path connected the Creek and Cherokee Nations, which the river divided. Its origin predates recorded history. Early settlers used the trail before the first wagon roads were built. It was established as the boundary between the 6th and 18th Land Districts in 1821, and remains so today. Part of it also became the line between DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties in 1822, when DeKalb was created.
 
Erected 1997 by Dunwoody Preservation Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 33° 57.45′ N, 84° 18.117′ W. Marker is in Dunwoody, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east on Mount Vernon Road. The marker is at the exit
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from All Saints Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Atlanta GA 30338, 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. McPherson's Divergent Line of March (approx. 2 miles away); McPherson's Troops March to Decatur (approx. 2.3 miles away); Logan's & Blair's Camp Nancy's Creek (approx. 2˝ miles away); Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); To Honor Those Who Came Before Us (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Removal of 1838 (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunwoody.
 
Hightower Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, December 10, 2011
2. Hightower Indian Trail Marker
Hightower Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, December 10, 2011
3. Hightower Indian Trail Marker
Hightower Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, December 10, 2011
4. Hightower Indian Trail Marker
Taken from the exit road from All Saints Catholic Church, with Mount Vernon Road at the stop sign.
Hightower Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, December 10, 2011
5. Hightower Indian Trail Marker
The path to the right of the marker leads toward what is believed to be route of the original Hightower Trail, near a small creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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