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Near Metter in Candler County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Sunbury Road

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Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2007
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription. The route crossing at this point is the Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790´s from Greensboro via today´s Sparta and Swainsboro to the town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The route was noted for its elevated course and small number of stream crossings. When Sunbury, once a leading Georgia port, lost commercial significance, the road declined in arterial importance. Much of the old way, however, continues in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 021-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 21.044′ N, 82° 5.73′ W. Marker is near Metter, Georgia, in Candler County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 23 and Walter Collins Road, on the left when traveling south on State Route 23. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metter GA 30439, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Candler County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Candler County (approx. 3.8 miles away);
Old Sunbury Road Marker, along Ga 23, HWY 121 at and Walter Collins Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker, along Ga 23, HWY 121 at and Walter Collins Rd.
American Legion Armed Forces Tribute (approx. 3.8 miles away); Candler County War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Excelsior and its Academy (approx. 8 miles away); Pulaski, Georgia (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metter.
 
Also see . . .  Map of Old Sunbury Road. (Submitted on November 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Sunbury Road Marker looking South along Ga 23, Ga 121 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Old Sunbury Road Marker looking South along Ga 23, Ga 121
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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