Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Federal Road Historic District

Marker ID: GHS 59-2
Location: At Bond-Harber House on GA 59 1/4 mile north of GA 51
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 34° 20.831    W 083° 18.487
  34.347183    -83.30811
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7JDH
Old Federal Road Historic District Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Development along Indian trails of the Old Federal Road began in the early 19th century to improve transportation between South Carolina and Tennessee. Although European settlement in this area began in the late 1700s, the road increased populations and prompted the development of communities such as Nails Creek and Mt. Pleasant. Farms, trading posts, churches, schools, post offices and other services were established at each location. Homes associated with both communities remain along the Old Federal Road, many of which are owned by descendants of the early settlers.

1999.9 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Franklin County Historical Society 59-2