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Near Butler in Taylor County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tuscaloosa Formation

 
 
Tuscaloosa Formation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Tuscaloosa Formation Marker
Inscription.  The sand clay formation here represents the first prominent Coastal Plain deposits laid upon an ancient floor of granites and gneisses. Southward this formation (Tuscaloosa Upper Cretaceous) becomes more and more deeply buried and contains marine beds. These rocks are more than 60,000,000 years old. Still older Lower Cretaceous rocks underlie them down the dip.

Oil fields of Alabama and Mississippi are from marine beds of this formation, which occur also in Georgia to the south, indicating oil in Georgia too.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 133-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 37.899′ N, 84° 15.173′ W. Marker is near Butler, Georgia, in Taylor County. Marker is on U.S. 19, 0.1 miles south of Jack Peed Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Butler GA 31006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Wire Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Montgomery Hospital (approx. 5.1 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Taylor County War Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 6.4 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butler.
 
Tuscaloosa Formation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Tuscaloosa Formation Marker
Looking north on US Highway 19
Tuscaloosa Formation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Tuscaloosa Formation Marker
The original monopole has been replaced by what appears to be a 4"x 4" piece of wood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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