Unicoi Turnpike Trail

Unicoi Turnpike Trail (HM29HZ)

Location: Murphy, NC 28906 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 5.205', W 84° 1.983'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 18 views
Inscription

A Path Through time

The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports at Charleston and Savannah. In 1756, British soldiers hauled weapons and supplies across the trail to establish Fort Loudoun. In the early 1800's the trail was converted into a toll road and turnpike. In 1838 over 3,000 Cherokees traveled over the Unicoi Turnpike during the Trail of Tears.
Details
HM NumberHM29HZ
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770494 N 3886691
Decimal Degrees35.08675000, -84.03305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 5.205', W 84° 1.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 5' 12.3" N, 84° 1' 58.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)828
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93 Peachtree St, Murphy NC 28906, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?