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Social Circle in Walton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hightower Trail

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By David Seibert, 2006
1. Hightower Trail Marker
Inscription. This road is a portion of Hightower Trail, old Indian path to Etowah River, which ran from High Shoals of the Appalachee westward to Shallow Ford on the Chattahoochee. It formed a boundary between Cherokee lands to the north and Creek lands to the South. In 1817-21, it marked the Georgia frontier, and was used by pioneer families settling this section.

On November 17th and 18th, 1864, the left wing of Sherman’s Army passed down this trail on its “march to the sea.”
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 11-C-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 33° 39.372′ N, 83° 43.128′ W. Marker is in Social Circle, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cherokee Road (Georgia Route 11) and Hightower Trail, on the right when traveling south on South Cherokee Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Social Circle GA 30025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Social Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Emma Sansom
Hightower Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
2. Hightower Trail Marker
Looking north (on Ga Highway 11) the road in the foreground is the Hightower Trail
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sherman at Harris’ Quarters (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rutledge Station (approx. 6.5 miles away); Rutledge (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Social Circle.
 
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. Antebellum South, USNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Hightower Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 20, 2009
3. Hightower Trail Marker
The marker stands at a intersection which is the "crossroads" of the town of Social Circle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,294 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on April 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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