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Port Wentworth in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia

 
 
Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker
Inscription. From South Carolina line to Florida line distance of 136 miles. Traversing Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden Counties.

First work done in 1735 when the road from Savannah to Darien, probably the first road in Georgia, was laid out with the assistance of Tomochichi, the Mico of the Yamacraws.

Savannah River bridge completed August 1925. Paving through Chatham County completed 1921. Construction from Chatham-Bryan county line to Florida line financed with State and Federal funds and a $900,000 Bond Issue of the Coastal Highway District.

Construction program of the Coastal Highway District under the leadership of Harvey Granger, chairman of the Coastal Highway Commission, begun August 1924 and completed October 1927.

Coastal Highway Commission
Harvey Granger, Chairman
Frank C. Battey, Sec. & Treas.
David S. Atkinson, Attorney
E.L. Stephens, Field Supt.
[List of 9 named Commissioners]

State Highway Department
John N. Holder, Chairman of Board
Stanley S. Bennet, Member of Board
John R. Phillips, Member of Board
W.R. Neel,State Highway Engineer
Searcy B. Slack, Bridge Engineer
H.J.
Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker </b>full stone view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2007
2. Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker full stone view
Friedman, Division Engineer
 
Erected by Coastal Highway Commission, State Highway Department.
 
Location. 32° 9.923′ N, 81° 9.485′ W. Marker is in Port Wentworth, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on North Coastal Highway (Georgia Route 25), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mulberry Grove Plantation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 2.5 miles away in South Carolina); Managing Water for Wildlife (approx. 2.6 miles away in South Carolina); Rice Field Trunk (approx. 2.6 miles away in South Carolina); Prescribed Burning (approx. 2.6 miles away in South Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Port Wentworth.
 
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Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker
Atlantic Coastal Highway Marker, looking west just past Savannah River image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 9, 2009
4. Atlantic Coastal Highway Marker, looking west just past Savannah River
Atlantic Coastal Highway, looking eastward image. Click for full size.
5. Atlantic Coastal Highway, looking eastward
former toll bridge signals the end of mainland Georgia, thus ending GA 25, becoming SC 170
 
 
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