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Near Swainsboro in Emanuel County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Savannah Road

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Old Savannah Road Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
1. Old Savannah Road Marker Post
Inscription. The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest routes west of the Ogeechee. It followed the course of an Indian trail to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, below today’s Milledgeville. There it intersected the main Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians of western Georgia. It is believed General Oglethorpe travelled 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 joined this route via a connecting trail that crossed the Ogeechee at Paramore Hill.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 053-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 47.05′ N, 82° 14.7′ W. Marker was near Swainsboro, Georgia, in Emanuel County. Marker was at the intersection of Covena Road (Georgia Route 56) and Old Savannah Road (County Route 449), on the left when traveling north on Covena Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Swainsboro GA 30401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Old Savannah Road Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
2. Old Savannah Road Marker Post
Looking west on the Old Savannah Road, unpaved at this point.
At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Sherman at Midville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Summerville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sherman at the Jones Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); Bark Camp Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Bark Camp Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Town Plantation (approx. 9.7 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 10.9 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The text for the missing marker was taken from "Georgia Historical Markers" (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
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Old Savannah Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
3. Old Savannah Road Marker
Lookng north on Georgia Highway 56 toward Midville. The Old Savannah Road is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 20 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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