“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cornelia in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Indian War Trail

Indian War Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
1. Indian War Trail Marker
Inscription. This highway runs along the divide between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On the south the waters run into the Broad and Savannah rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. Waters on the north run into Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers and the Gulf of Mexico.

This divide was formerly the boundary line between the Cherokee and Creek Nations and along this ridge ran the Indian War Trail from Cherokee settlements on the Upper Tugalo to what is now Atlanta. A branch went southeast into the Creek Nation.

This trail was the route to “Chopped Oak” where the Indians once cut a gash in an oak tree for each scalp.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 068-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 30.421′ N, 83° 31.425′ W. Marker is in Cornelia, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 129/441) and Dolston Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cornelia GA 30531, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Narrows (approx. 1.3 miles away); “Hawkins Line” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Home of Johnny Mize (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Robert Mize (approx. 4.2 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Middle River Volunteers (approx. 4.4 miles away); Leatherwood Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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