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Near Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hightower Trail

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
1. Hightower Trail Marker
Inscription. Already a well-established route in the 1700s, the Hightower Trail was a major Indian thoroughfare and part of a network of trails connecting Augusta with the Etowah River area and Alabama. The path crossed the Chattahoochee River at a shallow ford below Roswell, traveled in a west and northwest direction through Fulton County, crossing Willeo Creek to enter Cobb County. It traveled over land later developed as the Mountain Creek subdivision and connected with present-day Shallowford Road near its intersection with McPherson Road. Shallowford then closely follows the original path through East Cobb. Pioneers also followed the ancient trail into the region transforming the footpath into a wagon road, remnants of which were still visible to 20th century residents living here when the area was still rural.
 
Erected 2009 by Cobb County Community Development Agency.
 
Location. 34° 1.554′ N, 84° 24.554′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Shallowford Road NE and Mountain Trace NE, on the right when traveling east on Shallowford Road NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Hightower Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
2. Hightower Trail Marker
Looking east on Shallowford Road, toward Willeo Creek
, measured as the crow flies. Power-Jackson Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); Francis Robert Goulding (approx. 2.6 miles away); Roswell Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell (was approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Barrington Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bulloch Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Roswell’s Distinguished Men (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Hightower Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
3. Hightower Trail Marker
Looking west on Shallowford Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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