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Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colonists’ Crossing

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Colonists’ Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
1. Colonists’ Crossing Marker
Inscription.
“The Point,” where early settlers crossed into Georgia, is eight miles east of here. As soon as this area was ceded, Governor Wright opened a post at the confluence of the Broad and Savannah Rivers, known as Fort James. “The Point” became the gateway for settlers from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina who registered there and secured their tracts of land. A land court at Dartmouth, which grew up around the fort, was held from September 1773 through June 1775 to open this section. In 1777 all this ceded land was, by the State Constitution, created into Wilkes County.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-8A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.709′ N, 82° 39.164′ W. Marker is near Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Calhoun Falls Highway (Georgia Route 72) and Bobby Brown State Park Road, on the right when traveling east on Calhoun Falls Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olin D. Johnston Memorial Boulevard
Colonists’ Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
2. Colonists’ Crossing Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away in South Carolina); Millwood (approx. 1.1 miles away in South Carolina); Bethlehem Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome to Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area (approx. 3.3 miles away in South Carolina); Calhoun Falls World War I and II Veterans Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away in South Carolina); Gov. Heard’s Grave (approx. 4.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Richard B. Russell Dam (approx. 4.4 miles away in South Carolina); Gov. Heard’s Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); "Old Dan Tucker" (approx. 5.3 miles away); USS Scorpion (SS-278) (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Colonists’ Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
3. Colonists’ Crossing Marker
Colonists’ Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
4. Colonists’ Crossing Marker
Looking north from Bobby Brown State Park Road (foreground) to the intersection with Calhoun Falls Highway (GA Highway 72) in the background.
Colonists’ Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2010
5. Colonists’ Crossing Marker
Looking southeast on Bobby Brown State Park Road toward the park, the Russell Dam, the site of "The Point," and the site of the colonial town of Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. 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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