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Old Federal Road

A historic route that played a pivotal role in the region's development.

In 1805, the United States and the Cherokee Nation agreed in the Treaty of Tellico to establish the Federal Road through Cherokee territory. Driving the tour today takes about 3.5 hours

Pathways of the Past


Road Highlights

Traverse the Old Federal Road and journey through time. Once a vital route for trade and communication, today it stands as a reminder of historical significance and offers scenic drives and hikes. Experience the blend of history and natural beauty as you explore this iconic road.

Traverse the Old Federal Road and uncover its significance in shaping the history of Walker County and beyond. From historic markers to scenic views, the road offers a journey through time

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