|Map Of Creek Nation (Picture by Jim)|
From The removal...from Georgia..., by Wilson Lumpkin:
Having spent my life in Georgia, and having seen but little beyond its borders, and often hearing the glowing descriptions of the great West from the lips and pens of intelligent and gifted men, I became restless, and felt disposed to seek a better earthly paradise, and after much reflection on the subject, on the first of September in the year 1811, in company with four other gentlemen of Oglethorpe County, I set out for what was then considered the far West.
We traversed what is now the States of Alabama and Mississippi ...to New Orleans... . Our return route was through Tennessee and Kentucky.