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Near Blakely in Early County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Covered Bridge 2 Mi.

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Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker
Inscription.  The covered bridge over Coheelee Creek, two miles north on the Old River Road, was ordered built by the Early County Board of Commissioners in 1883. It was erected by J. M. Baughman. Commissioners were J. S. Moseley, W. C. Sheffield, H. C. Fryer, and J. P. Lane. The Peter Early Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, were made custodians of this bridge by order of the Board of Commissioners of Roads and Revenue of Early County, on August 6, 1957. C.E. Martin, Chairman; Mrs. George Nelson, Regent, DAR.
 
Erected 2007 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 31° 17.311′ N, 85° 3.926′ W. Marker is near Blakely, Georgia, in Early County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Highway (Georgia Route 62) and Old River Road, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blakely GA 39823, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hilton School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge / Fannie Askew Williams Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 2.6 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away in Alabama); Purcell - Killingsworth House (approx. 2.7 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Elementary School Bell (approx. 2.7 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakely.
 
More about this marker. This marker was erected as a replacement for an earlier marker which had disappeared. That earlier marker, with the same title and text, had been erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker
Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker
Viewed from Old River Road, with the railroad tracks on the left and Georgia Highway 62 on the right.
Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
4. Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker
The marker is on the left, Old River Road in the foreground, and Georgia Highway 62, heading northeast to Blakely, on the right.
Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
5. Covered Bridge 2 Mi. Marker
Looking north on Old River Road from Georgia Highway 62.
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 9, 2003
6. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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