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

The Wire Road

 
 
The Wire Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. The Wire Road Marker
Inscription.  The Wire Road, named for a line of telegraph wire once stretched along it, formed a part of the stage highway from Richmond to New Orleans. About 3 miles from the Flint River on this road is the Crowell Methodist Church, founded in 1826, on the site of an Indian Agency. Near the church were stables where fresh horses were kept for stagecoaches. Near Fickling’s Mill was an inn where travelers on coaches spent the night. Many noted guests, including General LaFayette, were entertained at the Peter Corbin mansion which stood about a mile from the Flint River on Wire Road.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 133-3A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
Location. 32° 39.355′ N, 84° 10.426′ W. Marker is near Butler, Georgia, in Taylor County. Marker is on Georgia Route 137, 0.2 miles east of
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Fickling Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. 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 of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Lawrence (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tuscaloosa Formation (approx. 4.9 miles away); Creek Agency (approx. 5 miles away); Auchumpkee Creek Bridge (approx. 7.6 miles away); Taylor County War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butler.
 
The Wire Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. The Wire Road Marker
The Wire Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. The Wire Road Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 137 toward the Crowell Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 17 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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