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Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ways Station

 
 
Ways Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
1. Ways Station Marker
Inscription. In 1856, the Savannah, Albany & Gulf R.R. was built across the nearby Ogeechee River into Bryan County. Near this site a train depot was built, which came to be known as “Ways No. 1 ½” for William J. Way, the first station master and a local rice planter on lands through which the railroad passed. A settlement grew up in the section between the railroad tracks and the Crossroads just to the west. It came to be called Ways Station, a designation that lasted until 1941 when the name of the community was changed to Richmond Hill.
 
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 31° 56.667′ N, 81° 18.583′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Henry Ford Avenue (Georgia Route 144) 0 miles south of Edsel Drive. Click for map. The marker is located at the stage/performance area in Station XChange, a shopping center with facilities for community functions. The marker is just barely visible from Henry Ford Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10220 Henry Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. F. Gregory
Ways Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
2. Ways Station Marker
(about 800 feet away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Community House (approx. ¼ mile away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martha-Mary Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort McAllister (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Ways Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
3. Ways Station Marker
Ways Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
4. Ways Station Marker
The stage at Station XChange, used for concerts and performances, is next to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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