Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
"Covered bridges" or "lattice bridges" were common throughout the Eastern U.S, during the nineteenth century. This bridge formerly spanned the North Fork of the Oconee River in the city of Athens, Ga.. connecting College Avenue and Hobson Avenue.
Clarke County Ordinary S.M. Herrington let a building contract 26 March, 1891, for $2,470. to W.W. King. It cost $18,000 to move the bridge from Athens, 60 miles, to this point. Bridges like this were refuge for travelers during storms, courting couples, and robbers who hid themselves on the overhead timbers and dropped down on the unsuspecting victim.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list.
Location. 33° 48.207′ N, 84° 8.011′ W. Marker is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Covered Bridge Lane. Marker is in Stone Mountain Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stone Mountain GA 30083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Country Comes Before Me (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 2 miles away); Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stone Mountain Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stone Mountain.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 4, 2008, by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. 8. submitted on September 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.