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Stone Mountain in Dekalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Covered Bridge

 
 
Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
1. Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. "Covered bridges" or "lattice bridges" were common throughout the Eastern U.S, during the nineteenth century. This bridge formerly spanned the North Fork of the Oconee River in the city of Athens, Ga.. connecting College Avenue and Hobson Avenue.

Clarke County Ordinary S.M. Herrington let a building contract 26 March, 1891, for $2,470. to W.W. King. It cost $18,000 to move the bridge from Athens, 60 miles, to this point. Bridges like this were refuge for travelers during storms, courting couples, and robbers who hid themselves on the overhead timbers and dropped down on the unsuspecting victim.
 
Location. 33° 48.207′ N, 84° 8.011′ W. Marker is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is on Covered Bridge Lane. Click for map. Marker is in Stone Mountain Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stone Mountain GA 30083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Country Comes Before Me (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 2 miles away); Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot
Covered Bridge with kids image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
2. Covered Bridge with kids
Picture of the covered bridge with the grand-kids
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 5.8 miles away); Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stone Mountain.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
3. Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
4. Covered Bridge
Inside view of Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
5. Inside view of Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
6. Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. L., July 9, 2004
7. Covered Bridge
Stone Mountain Covered Bridge Portal image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 24, 2000
8. Stone Mountain Covered Bridge Portal
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   8. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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