Georgia Road

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*Athens,
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*Vann's Ferry,
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*Ramhurst,
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*Conasauga
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*west of Etowah
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*Old Tellico
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*Niles Ferry
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*follow the old Marysville road to Knoxville
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*Chattanooga (Ross Landing)
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*South Pittsburg
 
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Revision as of 23:28, 31 July 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Migration  Gotoarrow.png  Trails and Roads  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia Road

The Georgia Road connected Athens, Knoxville, Nashville, and Huntsville.
The Georgia Road, also called the Federal Road, was a toll road opened in 1805 from Savannah, Georgia across Cherokee Indian lands to Knoxville, Tennessee. Branches also extended to Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. After improvements in 1819 it was renamed the Federal Road.[1]

Contents

Historical Background

The 1805 Treaty of Tellico allowed the construction of roads through Cherokee Indian lands. The Middle Cherokee Trading Path was used for much of the route of the Georgia Road.[2] It entered Cherokee land at Vann's Ferry and headed toward present-day Ramhurst, where it forked, one trail went north to Knoxville and the other west to Chattanooga (Ross Landing) and Nashville. Another fork started at South Pittsburg, Tennessee and followed the northwest side of the Tennesse River toward Huntsville, Alabama. White squatters often settled near the road on Indian lands, and the Indians were soon forced to withdraw.[3]

Route

  • Athens,
  • Vann's Ferry,
  • Ramhurst,
  • Conasauga
  • west of Etowah
  • Old Tellico
  • Niles Ferry
  • follow the old Marysville road to Knoxville


  • Chattanooga (Ross Landing)
  • South Pittsburg

Settlers and Records

For partial list of settlers who used the Georgia Road, see .

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Federal Road (Cherokee lands)

Internet Sites

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Federal Road (Cherokee lands)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Road_(Cherokee_lands) (accessed 31 July 2010).
  2. "Old Federal Road" in About North Georgia at http://ngeorgia.com/ang/Old_Federal_Road (accessed 31 July 2010).
  3. "Federal Road" in New Georgia Encyclopedia at http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-801 (accessed 31 July 2010).