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=== Settlers and Records  ===
 
=== Settlers and Records  ===
  
For partial list of settlers who used the Georgia Road, see .  
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There is no known list of settlers who travelled the Georgia Road. However, some of the early residents of Tennessee ''may'' have used the Georgia Road to reach their destination, as well as several other routes like the [[Great Valley Road|Great Valley Road]], [[Natchez Trace]], [[Wilderness Road]], [[Kentucky Road]], or [[Avery's Trace]].  
  
{{Wikipedia|Federal Road (Cherokee lands)}}  
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For early '''''Tennessee''''' settlers see:
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*East Tennessee Historical Society, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44435788 First families of Tennessee: a register of early settlers and their present-day descendants]'' (Knoxville, Tenn.: East Tennessee Historical Society, c2000) [{{FHL|976.8 H2ff}}].
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For early '''''Alabama''''' settlers see:
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*''Census, 1809, Madison County and Huntsville prior to 1819'' (Microfilm made in 1978 of a photocopy in the Madison County Public Library, Huntsville, Alabama) [{{FHL|1034495|item 2}}].
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*MariLee Beatty Hageness, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46982459 Residents, 1808-1812, Madison county, Alabama, Mississippi Territory]'' (Anniston, AL : MLH Research, ©1998).
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*Edward Chambers Betts, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1298992 Early history of Huntsville, Alabama: 1804 to 1870]'' (Montgomery, Ala.: Brown Print., c1916). Digitized online at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH24&CISOPTR=24309&CISOSHOW=24185 BYU Family History Archives].
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=== Internet Sites  ===
 
=== Internet Sites  ===

Revision as of 16:40, 5 August 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

To Knoxville

  • Athens, Clarke, Georgia
  • Vann's Ferry, Hall, Georgia
  • Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia
  • Conasauga, Polk, Tennessee
  • west of Etowah, McMinn, Tennessee
  • Old Tellico, Monroe, Tennessee
  • Niles Ferry, Monroe, Tennessee
  • follow the old Marysville road to Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee

To Nashville

  • Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia
  • Chattanooga (Ross Landing), Hamilton, Tennessee
  • Monteagle, Marion, Tennessee
  • Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee

To Huntsville

  • South Pittsburg, Marion, Tennessee
  • follow the northside of the Tennessee River to
  • Huntsville, Madison, Alabama

Settlers and Records

There is no known list of settlers who travelled the Georgia Road. However, some of the early residents of Tennessee may have used the Georgia Road to reach their destination, as well as several other routes like the Great Valley Road, Natchez Trace, Wilderness Road, Kentucky Road, or Avery's Trace.

For early Tennessee settlers see:

For early Alabama settlers 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).