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LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Noted Indian Trail

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By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Inscription. The road running east towards Big Spring is a remnant of the Oakfuskee Trail, main branch of the noted Upper Creek Trading Path from the Savannah River to the Creek Indians of Central Alabama.

Beginning at present Augusta, Georgia the route led this way via Warrenton, Eatonton, Indian Springs and Greenville. From here it passed south to LaGrange and continued westward to Oakfuskee Town, early main center of the Upper Creeks, located on the Tallapoosa River to the west of Dadeville, Alabama.

White traders with the Indians began using this thoroughfare in the early 1700s. Eventually the route became a pioneers’ trace of significance.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 141-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 58.899′ N, 84° 59.598′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Road (U.S. 27) and Lower Big Springs Road, on the left when traveling south on Hamilton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Looking north on Hamilton Road (US 27) on the left
as the crow flies. East Depot High School (approx. 4 miles away); Mulberry Street Cemeteries (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 4 miles away); Horace King   1807-1885 (approx. 4 miles away); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence (approx. 4.1 miles away); Horace King Bridge Builder (approx. 4.4 miles away); Troup County (approx. 4.5 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Noted Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
3. Noted Indian Trail Marker
Looking east, with Lower Big Springs Road in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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