Old Federal Road

Old Federal Road (HMU02)

Location: Dalton, GA 30721 Whitfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 53.589', W 84° 56.797'

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The highway crossing east and west at this point is the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia's earliest vehicular route. It led across the Indian County from the southeast boundary of the Cherokees, in the direction of Athens, toward Nashville via Rossville. Another branch ran from a fork at Ramhurst, Ga., toward Knoxville, Tenn. Formal permission to use the trace was granted by the Cherokees in the 1805 Treaty of Tellico. This way was the first postal route of this section of Georgia and was the earliest emigrant trace from the lower Southeast to Tennessee and north Alabama.
HM NumberHMU02
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number155-29B
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687631 N 3863117
Decimal Degrees34.89315000, -84.94661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.589', W 84° 56.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 35.34" N, 84° 56' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3849 GA-71, Dalton GA 30721, US
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