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Sandy Springs in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hightower (Etowah) Trail

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Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 9, 2008
1. Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker
Inscription. Hightower (Etowah) Trail, one of the best marked Indian trails in Georgia, and a main road along which many settlers built their homes until the 1840’s, crossed this highway near here on its way to a nearby ford on the Chattahoochee River. A crossover between two noted Trading Paths from Augusta, it was recognized as an early boundary between Cherokee and Creek lands. A part of it became, in 1823, the boundary between Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties. Segments of the trail are abandoned but much of it remains in modern roads. The name is believed to come from the Cherokee, Ita-Wa.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-114.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.47′ N, 84° 21.605′ W. Marker is in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Hightower Trail 0.1 miles west of Huntcliff Trace, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to the Cherokee Country Club. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrard’s Cav. & Newton’s Division
Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2012
2. Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker
(approx. one mile away); McPherson’s Troops at Shallow Ford (approx. one mile away); Allenbrook (approx. 1.2 miles away); Garrard’s Cavalry at Roswell (was approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Barrington Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Founders' Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bulloch Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Roswell Factory (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
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.
 
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Stone marker on Hightower Trail image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 9, 2008
3. Stone marker on Hightower Trail
This engraved stone is at the Hightower (Etowah) marker. It reads: Erected by the Red Men Of Georgia Hightower Indian Trail 1928
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,391 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on June 4, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on February 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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