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Near Talking Rock in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail

 
 
Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
1. Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail Marker Post
Inscription. The road running west of here down Talking Rock Creek to the site of Coosawatee Old Town is a portion of the Old Federal Road opened through the Cherokee Nation, in 1805, by Georgia and Tennessee. It follows the course of a trail shown on a map of 1864 as connecting the ancient Indian town of Cisca in the Tennessee Valley with St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.

It became the principal mail and stage coach road along which pioneers settled in the Cherokee Territory.
 
Erected by Works Progress Administration. (Marker Number 112 C-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 34° 31.367′ N, 84° 34.25′ W. Marker is near Talking Rock, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is on Georgia Route 136 one mile north of Connector Georgia Route 136 Connector Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9365 Highway 136, Talking Rock GA 30175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Federal Road (was
Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
2. Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail Marker Post
approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (approx. 3.4 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 8.2 miles away); Oglethorpe Monument (approx. 8.8 miles away); Old Pickens County Jail (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pickens County (approx. 8.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talking Rock.
 
More about this marker. Text for the missing marker was taken from "The Historical Markers of North Georgia," by Kenneth W. Boyd, published in 1993.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
3. Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail Marker Post
Looking south on Georgia Highway 136 toward Talking Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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