Hightower Trail

Hightower Trail (HMMBG)

Location: Social Circle, GA 30025 Walton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 39.372', W 83° 43.128'

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This road is a portion of Hightower Trail, old Indian path to Etowah River, which ran from High Shoals of the Appalachee westward to Shallow Ford on the Chattahoochee. It formed a boundary between Cherokee lands to the north and Creek lands to the South. In 1817-21, it marked the Georgia frontier, and was used by pioneer families settling this section.

On November 17th and 18th, 1864, the left wing of Sherman's Army passed down this trail on its "march to the sea."
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HM NumberHMMBG
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
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Marker Number11-C-8
Placed ByWorks Progress Administration (WPA)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 247880 N 3727353
Decimal Degrees33.65620000, -83.71880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.372', W 83° 43.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 22.32" N, 83° 43' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)770, 706, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-172 W Hightower Trail, Social Circle GA 30025, US
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