The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
- Source: David Seibert
- Marker: The Common Road of the English Following Old Indian Trail
- Location: Across the street from courthouse in Crawfordville
THE COMMON ROAD OF THE ENGLISH FOLLOWING OLD INDIAN TRAIL
The colonial road from Charleston to Vicksburg followed the highway at this point. The route,used by Col. Langdon Welch on his expedition to the Mississippi in 1698, was thereafter followed by British traders. Through Taliaferro Co., it followed the present route, Raytown to Crawfordville to Union Point, then Ogeechee River Old town. Wm. Bartram, celebrated traveler, crossed here in 1773 with the party, headed by Col. Barnett, which surveyed 2,000,000 acres of land ceded by the Creeks and Cherokees to the Colony of Georgia. Lafayette followed this road on his American tour in 1825.
131-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958