Thigpen Trail

Thigpen Trail (HMQTX)

Location: Sylvester, GA 31791 Worth County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 32.989', W 83° 53.743'

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Thigpen Trail, oldest military road in Georgia, was cut by James Thigpen to transport military supplies of Col James Moore, former Carolina governor. It followed a wellbeaten trail of the Indians from the mountains to the sea in use before the era of the white man. Coming from South Carolina above the Broad River, along the Chattahoochee water divide to the Gulf of Mexico, it avoided all swamps and great rivers. The English claimed the territory as Carolina while the Spanish claimed it as Florida. Col. Moore led the English in an attack down Thigpen Trail and "made Carolina as safe as the conquest of the Spanish and Appalachee (Indians) can make it."
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number159-3
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 225102 N 3494174
Decimal Degrees31.54981667, -83.89571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 32.989', W 83° 53.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 32' 59.34" N, 83° 53' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 324-498 Old State Rte 50, Sylvester GA 31791, US
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