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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Three Notch Trail

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Three Notch Trail Marker
Inscription. One of the important pioneer ways, this road, called “Three Notch Trail” from early days, is believed to have been marked by scouts sent out by General Andrew Jackson to mark the route followed by Jackson’s men to Fort Scott on their way to fight the Seminoles in Florida. Most of Jackson’s troops went this way, among them Col. A. P. Haynes and his detachment of Tennesseans. This route, an old Indian trail, was used by General Edmund P. Gaines and his troops from Fort Gaines to Fort Scott. It became a wagon road for early settlers and appears on maps as early as 1820.
 
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 049-6.)
 
Location. 31° 21.095′ N, 84° 56.198′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of Lucile Highway (Georgia Route 39) and Old Lucile Road, on the right when traveling south on Lucile Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Flag Pole (approx. 1.8 miles away); Early County (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds State Park 4 mi.
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Three Notch Trail Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Three Notch Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Centerville United Methodist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sowhatchee Elementary School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Kolomoki Mounds Archaeological Area (approx. 8.1 miles away); Hilton School (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Three Notch Trail Marker
Looking southeast on Lucile Highway, GA Highway 39.
Three Notch Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
4. Three Notch Trail Marker
Looking south from the intersection of Lucile Highway, GA Highway 39, on the left and Old Lucile Road to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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