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Harlem in Columbia County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Famous Indian Trail

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2005
1. Famous Indian Trail Marker
Inscription. For the last 20 miles this highway has followed the course of the noted Upper Trading Path that led from present Augusta to Indian tribes as far away as the Mississippi River. By various connections the trail reached the Cherokees of North Georgia; the Muscogees or Creeks of Eastern Alabama; and the Choctaws and Chickasaws of North Mississippi.

The Oakfuskee Path, main branch of the route led past Warrenton, Griffin, and Greenville to Oakfuskee Town, an early Upper Creek center, on the Tallapoosa River in Alabama. White traders began using this trail in the early 1700s.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 036-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 24.799′ N, 82° 18.319′ W. Marker is in Harlem, Georgia, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Gordon Highway (U.S. 78) and Verdery Street/Planner Mill Road, on the left when traveling east on Gordon Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harlem GA 30814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oliver Hardy Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oliver Norvell Hardy
Famous Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
2. Famous Indian Trail Marker
Stone marker at base reads "Jefferson Davis Highway, Ga."
(approx. half a mile away); Paul Hamilton Hayne (approx. 6.6 miles away); Grovetown Centennial Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); Noted Indian Trail (approx. 7 miles away); The Birthplace of George McDuffie (approx. 9.1 miles away); Rev. Daniel Marshall (approx. 9.2 miles away); Woodmen of the World Veterans Monument (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harlem.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Famous Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 8, 2015
3. Famous Indian Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,413 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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