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Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Federal Road

 
 
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 15, 2011
1. Old Federal Road Marker
Inscription.
The Old Federal Road, which intersected the Chattahoochee River at this natural fording site, was originally a Lower Creek Indian Nation trading path. With the advent of colonization, it became one of western Georgia's earliest and most important emigrant and trading routes to the west. General LaFayette crossed at this point in March 1825 enroute to Fort Mitchell, Alabama.

 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 20.727′ N, 84° 59.997′ W. Marker was in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker was on Jecelin Road 1½ miles north of Dixie Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on Fort Benning, near the airfield and north of the Eddy Bridge entrance gate. Fort Benning is an active U.S. Army installation; entrance is restricted. Marker was in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mitchell (approx. one mile away in Alabama); a different marker also named Fort Mitchell (approx. one mile away in Alabama); United States Indian Trading Post (approx. one mile away in Alabama); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 23, 2017
2. Old Federal Road Marker
Unfortunately the marker has been removed. Fort Benning personnel mentioned that it is possible that the marker was removed as part of planned improvements to signage in the area, as this was also the location of the Native American town of Cussetta.
(approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); John Crowell (was approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama but has been reported missing. ); Asbury School and Mission (approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); James Cantey (approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); Archaeology And Our Understanding of the Creek People (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama).
 
Also see . . .  The Old Federal Road, Historic Site #26 at Fort Benning. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
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Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 15, 2011
3. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking west toward the Chattahoochee River ford mentioned on the marker.
Chattahoochee River ford image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 15, 2011
4. Chattahoochee River ford
Looking west across the river. Site of Fort Mitchell is less than a mile from here in Alabama.
Old Federal Road ford on the Chattahoochee River image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 23, 2017
5. Old Federal Road ford on the Chattahoochee River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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