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

Old Federal Road

 
 
Old Federal Road Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
1. Old Federal Road Marker Site
Looking south at the triangle where the marker stood, with Old Georgia Highway 5 to the left, and Georgia Highway 136 to the right.
Inscription. The highway leading right is the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia’s earliest vehicular route. It began on the Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens, Georgia and led this was to Tennessee. Permission to open the trace was granted informally by the Indians in 1803 and formally by the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Tennessee.

This location on the old thoroughfare was a Cherokee settlement known as Sanderstown. It was an early post office and the site of Carmel or Taloney Station, a missionary establishment founded here among the Cherokees in 1821.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 112-3A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 31.183′ N, 84° 31.4′ W. Marker was near Talking Rock, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker was at the intersection of Ellijay Road (Old Georgia Route 5) and Georgia Route 136, in the median on Ellijay Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Talking Rock GA 30175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station
Old Federal Road Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 31, 2011
2. Old Federal Road Marker Site
Looking north across Georgia Highway 136 at the site of the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oglethorpe Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Pickens County Jail (approx. 6.3 miles away); Pickens County (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talking Rock.
 
More about this marker. The marker was observed standing in the early 1990s.

The text for the missing marker was taken from Georgia Historical Markers (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker before going missing? • Can you help?
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