The Unicoi Turnpike

The Unicoi Turnpike (HMGTL)

Location: Helen, GA 30545 White County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 41.203', W 83° 42.614'

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This road is the Old Unicoi Turnpike, first vehicular route to link East Tennessee, Western North Carolina and North Georgia with the head of navigation on the Savannah River system. Beginning on the Tugalo River, to the east of Toccoa, the road led this way, thence through Unicoi Gap and via Murphy, N.C. to Nine Mile Creek near Maryville, Tenn.

Permission to open the way as a toll road was given by the Cherokees in 1813 to a Company of Indians and white men. Tennessee and Georgia granted charters to the concern.

Prior to its establishment as a road, the trace was part of a trading path from Augusta to the Cherokees in East Tennessee.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number154-1R
Year Placed2003
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 251714 N 3841645
Decimal Degrees34.68671667, -83.71023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.203', W 83° 42.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 12.18" N, 83° 42' 36.84" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7019 Unicoi Turnpike, Helen GA 30545, US
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