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Near Millen in Jenkins County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Savannah Road

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Old Savannah Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
1. Old Savannah Road Marker
Inscription. The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, an early route from Savannah to Georgia’s western frontier. It follows the course of a former Indian trail to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, below today’s Milledgeville. There it intersected the noted Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians. It is believed General Oglethorpe traveled this way in 1739 on his trip to treat with the Indians at Coweta Town, on the Chattahoochee River, below Columbus, in present Alabama. He left from Mt. Pleasant, to the eastward on the Savannah River, and probably entered this route via a connecting path leading by today’s Paramore Hill.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 082-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.3′ N, 81° 58.867′ W. Marker is near Millen, Georgia, in Jenkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Statesboro Road (U.S. 25) and Old Savannah Road, on the right when traveling south on Statesboro Road. 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 within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Old Savannah Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
2. Old Savannah Road Marker
Looking south at the southbound land of (divided) US 25; the Old Savannah Road curves to the right.
. Sherman at Millen (approx. 3.6 miles away); Millen (approx. 4 miles away); The Wayside Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); Millen Fountain (approx. 4.1 miles away); Millen Flagpole (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jenkins Court House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jenkins County Confederate Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Wayside Home (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millen.
 
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Old Savannah Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
3. Old Savannah Road Marker
Looking north at the southbound lane of US 25, toward Millen.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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