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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. 32° 20.717′ N, 84° 59.983′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Jecelin Road 1 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 is 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 marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mitchell (approx. one mile away in Alabama); Fort Mitchell Military Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); John Crowell (approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); Asbury School and Mission (approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); James Cantey
Old Federal Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 15, 2011
2. Old Federal Road Marker
Looking west toward the Chattahoochee River ford mentioned on the marker.
(approx. 1.1 miles away in Alabama); Archaeology And Our Understanding of the Creek People (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama); Pokkecheta, or the Ball Play (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama); Indian Ball Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away in Alabama).
 
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Chattahoochee River ford image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 15, 2011
3. Chattahoochee River ford
Looking west across the river. Site of Fort Mitchell is less than a mile from here in Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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