Unicoi Turnpike Trail

Unicoi Turnpike Trail (HM29HZ)

Location: Murphy, NC 28906 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 5.205', W 84° 1.983'

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A Path Through time

The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports at Charleston and Savannah. In 1756, British soldiers hauled weapons and supplies across the trail to establish Fort Loudoun. In the early 1800's the trail was converted into a toll road and turnpike. In 1838 over 3,000 Cherokees traveled over the Unicoi Turnpike during the Trail of Tears.
HM NumberHM29HZ
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Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770494 N 3886691
Decimal Degrees35.08675000, -84.03305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 5.205', W 84° 1.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 5' 12.3" N, 84° 1' 58.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)828
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93 Peachtree St, Murphy NC 28906, US
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