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Habersham County Historical Markers

Indian War Trail


  • Source: Byron Hooks
  • Marker: Indian War Trail
  • Location: S Main St (GA 105) at Donson St, Cornelia

INDIAN WAR TRAIL

This highway runs along the divide between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On the south the waters run into the Broad and Savannah rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. Waters on the north run into Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers and the Gulf of Mexico.

This divide was formerly the boundary line between the Cherokee and Creek Nations and along this ridge ran the Indian War Trail from Cherokee settlements on the Upper Tugalo to what is now Atlanta. A branch went southeast into the Creek Nation.

This trail was the route to “Chopped Oak” where the Indians once cut a gash in an oak tree for each scalp.

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GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1953