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Clarkesville in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Unicoi Turnpike

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The Unicoi Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
1. The Unicoi Turnpike Marker
Inscription. The Unicoi Turnpike, first vehicular route to connect North Georgia and Tennessee with the head of navigation on the Savannah River system, passed here. Beginning on the Tugalo River to the east of Toccoa, the road led this way, thence across Nacoochee Valley, over the Blue Ridge through Unicoi Gap and past Murphy. N. C., to Nine Mile creek near Maryville, Tenn.

Permission to open the route as a toll road was given by the Cherokees in 1813 to a company of white men and Indians. Tennessee and Georgia granted charters to the concern.

Prior to its opening as a road, the way was part of a trading path from Augusta to the Cherokees of Tennessee.
 
Erected 1997 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 068-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 38.307′ N, 83° 28.618′ W. Marker is in Clarkesville, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is at the intersection of Hollywood Highway (Old U.S. 441) and Buckhorn Road (County Route 129), on the right when traveling north on Hollywood Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkesville GA 30523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

The Unicoi Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
2. The Unicoi Turnpike Marker
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Summer Home of Joseph Habersham (approx. 1.2 miles away); Living & Learning In The Mountains (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 5.8 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarkesville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
The Unicoi Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
3. The Unicoi Turnpike Marker
Looking northeast on (Old) Historical US Highway 441
The Unicoi Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
4. The Unicoi Turnpike Marker
(Old) Historical US Highway 441 is on the right, and Buckhorn Road on the left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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