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Another Indian Trail Tree
Posted on March 2, 2019 8:00 AM by Gerry Trout
Categories: General
I'm just guessing, but I think this is another Indian Trail Tree, right here in our neighborhood!!
I wrote a nice article on Indian Trail Trees back on October 31, 2017.  No sense repeating myself;  just go to the archives and look for that date.  You can read some interesting info on these special trees.  There's even a link to a website about them.  Please go read it;  it's fascinating.
Then on November 2, 2017 we saw another one in Meeks Park, and I wrote about it too.  Great picture of that one.
Well, on my walk yesterday, I saw another one!!!  It's on Beaconhill, just past the Quinns' house.  It made me wonder:
Were these trees the guide for laying out the roads in Five Forks?  They seem to be located at some of the major turns in the roads.  Another question that came to mind:  Do hunters and mountain people still practice this, as a way to know where they are in the woods?  Got any ideas about Indian Trail Trees?  
I love discovering these trees.  Can't wait to find the next one.
Comment By: Mark Conde
Posted on March 3, 2019 12:04 PM

So how did the cherokee choose where to place these markers nd the direction they are oriented?