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Near Adel in Cook County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Reed Bingham State Park Bridge

 
 
Reed Bingham State Park Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 4, 2003
1. Reed Bingham State Park Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This bridge, which connects the Cook County side of Reed Bingham State Park with the Colquitt County side, was completed in 1974 and was dedicated on July 13, 1974 by Governor Jimmy Carter.

Serving as an outstanding state park facility for South Georgia since 1958, this park located on Little River was separated by the river and needed a bridge to connect the two heavily used areas of the park and facilitate public usage.

Many improvements to Reed Bingham State Park were made possible through the interest of then Governor Jimmy Carter who worked closely with the Georgia Department of Transportation and local officials to complete this important link between the two sides of the park.

In February 1977, the Georgia House and Senate passed resolutions which directed that this marker be erected to commemorate the dedication of this bridge by Governor Carter as well as to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Governor Carter to the State of Georgia.
 
Erected 1977 by Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number
Reed Bingham State Park Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 4, 2003
2. Reed Bingham State Park Bridge Marker
Looking east, away from the bridge, in an early morning fog.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 9.651′ N, 83° 32.498′ W. Marker is near Adel, Georgia, in Cook County. Marker is on Reed Bingham Road 0 miles west of Reed Bingham State Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adel GA 31620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cook County (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Brushy Creek (approx. 7.3 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 7.4 miles away); Old Coffee Road (approx. 11.7 miles away); Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918 (approx. 12.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 13.8 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 13.9 miles away); Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,692 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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