Unicoi Turnpike Trail
Path Through Time
Exploring an Ancient Path
We invite you to travel through layers of history as you trace the Unicoi Turnpike Trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. Historic sites and museums along the way will illustrate the role this important transportation route played in our nation’s history. A two and one half mile section of the original roadbed at Coker Creek is open for hiking.
1. Fort Loudoun; 2. Tellico Blockhouse; 3. Sequoyah Birthplace Museum; 4. Chato and Tanasi Memorials; 5. Tellico Plains; 6. Charles Hall Museum; 7. Coker Creek; 8. Unicoi Gap; 9. Joe Brown Highway; 10. Murphy; 11. Cherokee County Historical Museum; 12. Belltown
Erected by John D. Grubb and Louise G. Summer Fund for Monroe County, Tennessee Overhill Association and State of Tenneessee.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
Location. 35° 15.516′ N, 84° 17.448′ W. Marker is in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Memorial is on U.S. 68. The marker is located on the grounds of the Welcome Center, Unicoi Turnpike, Cherokee National Forest and Cedar Creek Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tellico Plains TN 37385, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Gold Mining (a few steps from this marker); Coker Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Tellico Iron Works (approx. 7½ miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 7½ miles away); Fort Loudoun Massacre (approx. 7½ miles away); Boyhood Home of Ray H. Jenkins (approx. 7½ miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience (approx. 7½ miles away); Scott Mansion (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tellico Plains.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.