Federal Wire Road Marker

Federal Road Marker

Federal Wire Road
This highway, created by an Act of Congress in 1810, entered the state at Augusta passing through Warrenton, Sparta, Milledgeville, and Knoxville to Coweta town (Columbus). It was formally known as the Stagecoach Road. A telegraph line, the first that connected New Orleans with Washington D.C. was erected in 1848. The wires parralled this road between Columbus and Macon giving to this section of the old highway the name of the Federal Wire Road. This telegraph line was also the first one to be erected in the state of Georgia.

This marker is located in front of the Old Courthouse on US Highway 80 in Knoxville, Georgia.

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