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Near Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Sunbury Road

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Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription.  The highway crosses at this point the former course of the Sunbury road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790’s from Greensboro via today’s Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The Jefferson and Johnson county line follows this early route. The old way lost arterial significance when Sunbury, once a leading port, declined in commercial importance. From northern Emanuel County southward, much of the way remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 083-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 48.458′ N, 82° 30.548′ W. Marker is near Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is on U.S. 221, 0.1 miles south of Coleman Chapel Road (County Route
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334), on the right when traveling south. The marker is at the Johnson-Jefferson County line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 5.4 miles away); Spier's Turnout (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bartow (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.9 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking south on US Highway 221 at the Jefferson-Johnson County line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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