The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail

The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail (HM9W5)

Location: Crawfordville, GA 30631 Taliaferro County
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N 33° 33.256', W 82° 53.796'

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The colonial road from Charleston to Vicksburg followed the highway at this point. The route, used by Col. Langdon Welch on his expedition to the Mississippi in 1698, was thereafter followed by British traders. Through Taliaferro Co., it followed the present route, Raytown to Crawfordville to Union Point, then Ogeechee River Old Town. Wm. Bartram, celebrated traveler, crossed here in 1773 with the party, headed by Col. Barnett, which surveyed 2,000,000 acres of land ceded by the Creeks and Cherokees to the Colony of Georgia. Lafayette followed this road on his American tour in 1825.
HM NumberHM9W5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the William Bartram Trails series.
Marker Number131-9
Year Placed1956
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 323930 N 3714346
Decimal Degrees33.55426667, -82.89660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.256', W 82° 53.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 15.36" N, 82° 53' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-149 Broad St, Crawfordville GA 30631, US
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