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Waycross in Ware County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Okefenokee Swamp

>>>-- 13 mi. -- >

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
1. Okefenokee Swamp Marker
Inscription.  Okefenokee Swamp, 400,000 acres of waterways, swamp prairies and floating islands is a region of many legends. Here DeSoto’s men told of trees that turned to warriors, Indians hunted and fished in its fastnesses and fled to safety on its islands from raids on South Georgia settlers. Now the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for plant and animal life. The Seminole Indians named the swamp Okefenokee or “Land of Trembling Earth” for the islands, built on networks of roots, leaves and soil, that tremble at a footstep.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 148-3.)
 
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. 31° 12.426′ N, 82° 20.232′ W. Marker is in Waycross, Georgia, in Ware County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive (U.S. 1) and Corridon Z (U.S. 82), in the median on Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waycross GA 31501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Okefenokee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
2. Okefenokee Swamp Marker
markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wildes Massacre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Methodism Came To Waycross (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ware Court House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Senator Nicholas Ware (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ware County Georgia World War I Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Waycross Confederate Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vereen Bell Highway (approx. 6.8 miles away); General Blackshear's Military Road (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waycross.
 
Okefenokee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 16, 2012
3. Okefenokee Swamp Marker
US 1/US 23 is in the foreground; US 82 to the right at the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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