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Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Sunbury Road

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Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription. The highway crosses at this point the former course of the Sunbury road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790`s from Greensboro via today`s Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Libery County. The Jefferson and Johnson county line follows this early route. The old way lost arterial significance when Sunbury, once a leading port, declined in commercial importance. From northern Emanuel County southward, much of the way remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 083-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 49.254′ N, 82° 30.573′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is on U.S. 319, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Jefferson-Johnson County line. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx.
Old Sunbury Road Marker, looking southward along US 319/Ga 78 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker, looking southward along US 319/Ga 78
2.8 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 4.5 miles away); Spier's Turnout (approx. 4.5 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.2 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 5.3 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. more Sunbury Road markers shown.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Sunbury Road Marker at a one-time dirt road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
3. Old Sunbury Road Marker at a one-time dirt road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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