Old Federal Road

Old Federal Road (HMMM8)

Location: Chatsworth, GA 30705 Murray County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 49.088', W 84° 45.877'

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This highway follows closely the course of the Old Federal Road, the first vehicular and postal route to link Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Informal permission to use the thoroughfare was granted by the Indians in 1803 and confirmed by a treaty in 1805. Beginning on the southeast boundary of the Cherokees in the direction of Athens, the road led this way via Tate and Talking Rock. At Ramhurst another branch ran by Spring Place and Rossville toward Nashville.

The noted Vann family of the Cherokees maintained a stage stop and stand near this spot.
HM NumberHMMM8
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number105-6
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 704450 N 3855152
Decimal Degrees34.81813333, -84.76461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 49.088', W 84° 45.877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 49' 5.28" N, 84° 45' 52.62" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14757 Hill St, Chatsworth GA 30705, US
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