Old Federal Road

Old Federal Road (HM86V)

Location: Rossville, GA 30741 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 59.036', W 85° 17.182'

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The first vehicular and postal route of Georgia to Rossville was the Federal Road across the Cherokee Nation. Beginning on the southeast Indian boundary in the direction of Athens, Georgia, the thoroughfare led this way toward Nashville via Tate, Jasper, Talking Rock and Spring Place.

Formal permission by the Cherokees to open the road was granted in the 1805 Treaty of Tellico, Tennessee. Prior to that time the trace served as an Indian trading path to Augusta.

The earliest post office in northwest Georgia was established on this route at Rossville, on April 5, 1817 with John Ross as postmaster.
HM NumberHM86V
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number146-14
Year Placed1992
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 656410 N 3872602
Decimal Degrees34.98393333, -85.28636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 59.036', W 85° 17.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 59' 2.16" N, 85° 17' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 Mc Farland, Rossville GA 30741, US
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