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

Jones Crossroads

Jones Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
1. Jones Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  Troup and Harris County residents first settled at the crossroads of the LaGrange-Whitesville-Columbus Stagecoach route and the West Point to King's Gap Road in the late 1820's. Named for local landowner, Christopher Columbus Jones (1831-1904 and his son Monroe, Jones Crossroads once had several flourishing businesses, including a cotton gin, a racehorse track, a tavern, and a U.S. post office called Paulina. Monroe Jones established the rock store in 1903 which members of the Avery Family have owned and operated since the 1920's. Just south of here is Union Baptist Church, established in 1838, and the site of Union Academy and the Jessie Wisdom Institute.
Erected 1994 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Troup County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 32° 52.176′ N, 85° 2.1′ W. Marker is near Whitesville, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Georgia Route 18 and Whitesville Road (Georgia Route 219), on the right when traveling west on State Route 18. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point GA 31833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil Rights Marker Honoring Henry "Peg" Gilbert (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitesville Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 3˝ miles away); Whitesville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sunnyside School, Midway Baptist Church and Midway Cemetery Historic District (approx. 4.6 miles away); Salem Road Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Tenth Street School (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gen. Robert C. Tyler, C.S.A. (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Tyler Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitesville.
Jones Crossroads Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
2. Jones Crossroads Store
The rock store at the crossroads, dating from 1903
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,201 times since then and 384 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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