“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scarboro in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)


Scarboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 18, 2005
1. Scarboro Marker
Inscription. This is one of the older settlements in this part of Georgia having been established sometime prior to 1840 and receiving its name from Enoch or Hardy Scarborouogh of Screven County. In 1839 it became Station No. 7 on the Central Rail Road and served this one of the very oldest rail roads in the United States as a refueling station for over 30 years.

During the War Between the States, Gen. Sherman’s army (US) camped alongside the railroad here on the night of Dec. 3, 1864. The Scarboro Baptist Church was organized in 1854.

About 1/2 mile east of here stands the old Woods’ house constructed in part about ten years before the War Between the States.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission and the Town of Scarboro. (Marker Number 082-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 42.833′ N, 81° 52.6′ W. Marker is in Scarboro, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 17 and Scarboro Church Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 17. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millen GA 30442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Scarboro Marker as now mounted. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 18, 2005
2. Scarboro Marker as now mounted.
within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First County Seat (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 6.7 miles away); Millen Flagpole (approx. 7.1 miles away); Millen Fountain (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Wayside Home (approx. 7.1 miles away); Millen (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Wayside Home (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jenkins Court House (approx. 7.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker was originally mounted on a monopole, and was removed by the Department of Natural Resources, probably in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Residents of the very small town recovered the marker and mounted it hanging on chains in an iron pipe frame in front of the (restored) Scarboro Baptist Church.
Categories. Antebellum South, USRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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