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The Unicoi Turnpike

The Unicoi Turnpike was a major road used by the Cherokee and connected their capital Chota (what is now Vonore) to Tellico (which was a major Cherokee town). Highway 360 follows the original path between Vonore and Tellico Plains. The path extended for 150 miles through what are now North Carolina and Georgia. Once in Toccoa, travelers could sail down the Savannah River to the port cities of Savannah and Charleston.

Map of the Unicoi Turnpike

(Map by Harrison Keely)

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