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Wrens in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Quaker Road

 
 
Old Quaker Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
1. Old Quaker Road Marker
Inscription.  The highway crossing here is the Old Quaker Road, one of Georgia’s earliest vehicular thoroughfares. It was opened about 1769 to provide a direct way from Savannah, the Colonial capital, to a Quaker settlement centering around Wrightsboro in today’s upper McDuffie County.

The Quaker Road was one of the longest and most important routes of the Province of Georgia.

Much of the original way remains in daily use.
 
Erected 2000 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 081-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Quakerism series lists.
 
Location. 33° 12.946′ N, 82° 22.985′ W. Marker is in Wrens, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 1) and Old Quaker Road, on the right when traveling south
Old Quaker Road Marker at US 1 (N. Main Street) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. Old Quaker Road Marker at US 1 (N. Main Street)
on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrens GA 30833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William John Wren (approx. half a mile away); Ways Baptist Church and Stellaville School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sylvan Grove (approx. 5.8 miles away); Dr. Alexander Avera (approx. 8˝ miles away); Noted Indian Trail (approx. 14.3 miles away); Famous Indian Trail (approx. 14.4 miles away); Oliver Hardy Residence (approx. 14.4 miles away); Oliver Norvell Hardy (approx. 14˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrens.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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