Unicoi Turnpike Trail
Path Through Time
Exploring an Ancient Path
We invite you to travel through layers of history as you trace the Unicoi Turnpike Trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. Historic sites and museums along the way will illustrate the role this important transportation route played in our nation’s history. A two and one half mile section of the original roadbed at Coker Creek is open for hiking.
1. Fort Loudoun; 2. Tellico Blockhouse; 3. Sequoyah Birthplace Museum; 4. Chato and Tanasi Memorials; 5. Tellico Plains; 6. Charles Hall Museum; 7. Coker Creek; 8. Unicoi Gap; 9. Joe Brown Highway; 10. Murphy; 11. Cherokee County Historical Museum; 12. Belltown (Cane Creek) Massacre; 13. Trail of Tears; 14. Hiking Trail.
Erected by John D. Grubb and Louise G. Summer Fund for Monroe County, Tennessee Overhill
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 35° 15.516′ N, 84° 17.448′ W. Marker is in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is on U.S. 68. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Welcome Center, Unicoi Turnpike, Cherokee National Forest and Cedar Creek Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Tellico Plains TN 37385, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Gold Mining (a few steps from this marker); Coker Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Tellico Iron Works (approx. 7½ miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 7½ miles away); Fort Loudoun Massacre (approx. 7½ miles away); Boyhood Home of Ray H. Jenkins (approx. 7½ miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience (approx. 7½ miles away); Scott Mansion (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tellico Plains.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.