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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old River Road

 
 
Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Old River Road Marker
Inscription. The River Road has changed but little in location since its beginning as a Military Route in 1739. Scottish Highlanders first marched over it on their way to invade Spanish Florida, and troops have used it in three wars - the War with Spain, the Revolution, and the War Between the States. As a civilian highway, this served first as the road to Fort Barrington and the Ferry, later as an important link in the old Macon to Darien highway, over which planters in their carriages, stage coaches, and riders carrying the U.S. mail, traveled during the early 19th century.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 23.171′ N, 81° 26.021′ W. Marker was in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker was at the intersection of State Highway 251 and Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling east on State Highway 251. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Fort Barrington (was here,
Old River Road Marker, right, shares location with Fort Barrington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Old River Road Marker, right, shares location with Fort Barrington Marker
next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Darien Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Darien's Railroad and Depot (approx. one mile away); Columbus Square (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Andrew's Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Inverness (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Oglethorpe Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ashantilly (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker gone missing
in area August 17, 2011, no signs of the marker
    — Submitted August 18, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old River Road Marker missing . Fort Barrington 12 mi. remains image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
3. Old River Road Marker missing . Fort Barrington 12 mi. remains
Missing Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 11, 2017
4. Missing Old River Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 18, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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