Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hightower Trail

Marker ID: WPA GA 11 C-8
Location: Hightower Trail and Ga 11, Social Circle, GA
County: Walton
Coordinates: N 33° 39.372    W 083° 43.128
  33.65620041    -83.71880341
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM27GR
Hightower Trail Marker  


Hightower Trail

This road is a portion of Hightower Trail, old Indian path to Etowah River, which ran from High Shoals of the Appalachee westward to Shallow Ford on the Chattahoochee. It formed a boundary between Cherokee lands to the north and Creek lands to the South. In 1817-21, it marked the Georgia frontier, and was used by pioneer families settling this section.

On November 17th and 18th, 1864, the left wing of Sherman’s Army passed down this trail on its “march to the sea.”

Works Progress Administration Marker

The marker stands at a intersection which is the "crossroads" of the town of Social Circle.
Hightower Trail
Photo by David Seibert