“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eastman in Dodge County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Blackshear Road

The Blackshear Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 27, 2008
1. The Blackshear Road Marker
Inscription.  At this point the highway was originally known as the Blackshear Road. It was planned and cut out in 1815 by Major Elijah Blackshear and a company of Georgia Volunteer Militia. This road gained fame as the alternative route used by General David Blackshear during his defense of the threatened invasion of the Southern border of Georgia in the War of 1812
Erected by Works Progress Administration. (Marker Number GA 87 F-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 32° 12.247′ N, 83° 11.078′ W. Marker is in Eastman, Georgia, in Dodge County. Marker is on Oak Street / Golden Isles Highway (U.S. 23) 0 miles west of 12th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The Marker is on the grounds of the American Legion Post in Eastman. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastman GA 31023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eastman-Bishop-Bullock House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. half a mile away); Dodge County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Eastman School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stuckey's (approx. 1.7 miles away); Orphans Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Normandale (approx. 10.7 miles away); Lucian A. Whipple (approx. 16.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastman.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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