Seven Islands Road

Seven Islands Road (HMAKW)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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N 33° 29.334', W 83° 26.274'

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The Seven Islands - Alabama Road - was an important emigrant route to the west. Travelers from northeast Georgia and the upper Carolinas followed this trace to the Mississippi Territory, Louisiana, and later Texas.

Originally an important link in the Oakfuskee or Upper Creek Trading Path, the Seven Islands Road became a wagon road long before the Creeks were expelled from Georgia. As an Indian trail, the Seven Islands path, crossed both the Oconee and Apalachee rivers at what is now Swords, Ga. When Park's bridge was opened about 1807 some eight miles from here, however, the trace began there on the west bank of the Oconee and ran to the Seven Islands of the Ocmulgee.

Beyond the Seven Islands, the road travelled westward via Indian Springs, where it became the Alabama Road. The Alabama ran past Marshall's Ferry on the Flint to what is now Columbus and crossed the Chattahoochee at Kennard's Ferry to join the Federal Road a few miles west of Fort Mitchell, Ala.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number104-12
Year Placed1993
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 273498 N 3708148
Decimal Degrees33.48890000, -83.43790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.334', W 83° 26.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 20.04" N, 83° 26' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-109 7 Island Rd, Madison GA 30650, US
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