Thigpen Trail - GHM 159-3
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 31° 32.995 W 083° 53.742
17R E 225104 N 3494185
US 82 about 3 miles west of Sylvester
Waymark Code: WM3RQD
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 05/12/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
Views: 103

Thigpen Trail

Thigpen Trail the oldest military road in Georgia
was cut by James Thigpen to transport military supplies
It followed a well beaten trail of the Indians from
the mountains to the sea in use before the era of the white man.
Coming from S. 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 lead the English in an attack down Thigpen Trail and
"made Carolina as safe as the conquest of the Spanish and Apalachee
(Indians) can make it.

NOTE: There also is a monument here to the trail.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 159-3

Date: 1959

Sponsor: Not listed

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