Unicoi Turnpike Trail

Unicoi Turnpike Trail (HM1FC1)

Location: Decatur, TN 37314 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 15.516', W 84° 17.448'

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Path Through Time

The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 year. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports of Charleston and Savannah. In 1756 British soldiers hauled weapons and supplies across the trail to establish Fort Loudoun. In the early 1800 the trail was converted into a roll road and turnpike. In 1838 over 3,000 Cherokees traveled over the Unicoi Turnpike during the Trail of Tears.

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 history. A two and one half mile section of the original roadbed at Coker Creek is open for hiking.

Map points

1. Fort Loundoun; 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.

HM NumberHM1FC1
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
Placed ByJohn D. Grubb and Louise G. Summer Fund for Monroe County, Tennessee Overhill Association and State of Tenneessee
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2014
2. Unicoi Turnpike Trail Marker  Marker ConditionNo reports yet Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746469 N 3905086
Decimal Degrees35.25860000, -84.29080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 15.516', W 84° 17.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 15' 30.96" N, 84° 17' 26.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12095-12135 TN-68, Decatur TN 37314, US
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