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

Jonesville

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Jonesville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Jonesville Marker
Inscription.  The site of the village of Jonesville, so named for its first settler, Samuel Jones, is about 6 miles West on this road. There, early in the Revolution, McGirth with British forces attacked a small garrison at Moses Way's stockade and a fierce battle took place, ending in the defeat of McGirth. In 1843, a Congregational Church was chartered at Jonesville, with Nathaniel Varnedoe, Wm. Jones and Moses L. Jones, Trustees. The village became a refuge for women, children and invalids from the Coast when that area was blockaded by Federal gunboats during the War Between the States.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-29.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 31° 38.034′ N, 81° 23.802′ W. Marker is in South Newport, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of
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Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Jones Road (State Highway 131), on the right when traveling south on Ocean Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend GA 31331, 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. South Newport Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Post in 1864 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 1.7 miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 4.9 miles away); Rice Hope (approx. 5.8 miles away); John Houstoun McIntosh (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Newport.
 
Jonesville Marker, looking north US 17 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 17, 2008
2. Jonesville Marker, looking north US 17
Jonesville Marker, looking west along Jones Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Jonesville Marker, looking west along Jones Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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