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

Hightower (Etowah) Trail

 
 
Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 3, 2009
1. Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker
Inscription. At this point the noted Hightower (Etowah) Indian Trail crossed today’s Azalea Drive. With connections from Charleston, via Augusta, the old thoroughfare ran through this section to reach the Indian towns of present - day northwest Georgia. The Hightower Trail was once recognized as an early boundary between the Cherokee and Creek Indian Nations. The old road was used as the dividing line between Indian cessions of 1819 and 1821, and remains today as the Gwinnett - Dekalb boundary. After northwest Georgia was opened for settlement in 1832, numerous pioneers migrated over the old trace and many built their homes along it. The name of the trail is believed to come from the Cherokee, Ita - Wa, but the first English to visit this section pronounced and recorded the name as Hightower. Today, most of the visible remains of the trail have been erased by urban settlement, but parts of it survive as modern roads.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-200.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.399′ N, 84° 23.084′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the
Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 3, 2009
2. Hightower (Etowah) Trail Marker
intersection of Azalea Drive and Club Drive, on the right when traveling west on Azalea Drive. Touch for map. Club Drive is the entrance road to the Inverness Swim and Tennis Club. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell GA 30075, 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 Cavalry at Roswell (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); Barrington Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bulloch Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Holly Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Old Bricks (approx. 1˝ miles away); Roswell Factory (approx. 1˝ miles away); Roswell Presbyterian Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Roswell’s Distinguished Men (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
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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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 1,137 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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