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Sandfly in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sandfly

 
 
Sandfly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Sandfly Marker
Inscription. Established by African Americans in the nineteenth century, Sandfly is centered around the intersection of Montgomery Crossroad and Skidaway Road. Many families in this community trace their ancestry to former slaves from nearby Wormsloe Plantation, bought land as free persons, and established homes and churches. After 1870 Central Avenue became the main route for the Industrial Streetcar System, making Sandfly a crossroads between the city of Savannah and Wormsloe Plantation, Bethesda Home for Boys, Isle of Hope, and Pinpoint. Sandfly continues to thrive as a historic African-American community.
 
Erected 2003 by Georgia Historical Society , Sandfly Community Betterment Assc., Inc. (Marker Number 25-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 59.389′ N, 81° 4.556′ W. Marker is in Sandfly, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Skidaway Road near Montgomery Cross Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isle of Hope (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Sandfly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 18, 2009
2. Sandfly Marker
intersection of Mongomery Crossroad and Skidaway road, seen in background
Isle of Hope Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Isle of Hope (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mercer Auto Camp (approx. 1.3 miles away); Noble Jonesí “Wormslow” (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bethesda (approx. 2.4 miles away); Haven Home Industrial Training School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Brick Pillar (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A New Landscape for Freed Slaves: The Example of Sandfly, Georgia. Georgia Historical Society (Submitted on January 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Sandfly Marker near Speedwell United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 18, 2009
3. Sandfly Marker near Speedwell United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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