Port Wentworth in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia
First work done in 1735 when the road from Savannah to Darien, probably the first road in Georgia, was laid out with the assistance of Tomochichi, the Mico of the Yamacraws.
Savannah River bridge completed August 1925. Paving through Chatham County completed 1921. Construction from Chatham-Bryan county line to Florida line financed with State and Federal funds and a $900,000 Bond Issue of the Coastal Highway District.
Construction program of the Coastal Highway District under the leadership of Harvey Granger, chairman of the Coastal Highway Commission, begun August 1924 and completed October 1927.
Coastal Highway Commission
Harvey Granger, Chairman
Frank C. Battey, Sec. & Treas.
David S. Atkinson, Attorney
E.L. Stephens, Field Supt.
[List of 9 named Commissioners]
State Highway Department
John N. Holder, Chairman of Board
John R. Phillips, Member of Board
W.R. Neel,State Highway Engineer
Searcy B. Slack, Bridge Engineer
H.J. Friedman, Division Engineer
Erected by Coastal Highway Commission, State Highway Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
Location. 32° 9.923′ N, 81° 9.485′ W. Marker is in Port Wentworth, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on North Coastal Highway (Georgia Route 25), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Wentworth GA 31407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savannah River Plantations (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savannah Sugar Refinery Explosion (approx. 1½ miles away); Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 2 miles away); Mulberry Grove Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. 2½ miles away in South Carolina); Georgia Ports Authority (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Wentworth.
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