“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sylvania in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Washington's Route

Washington's Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Washington's Route Marker
Inscription.  President Washington passed here early on the morning of Tuesday, May 17th, 1791, enroute to the home of William Skinner with whom he had breakfast. The Skinner home, still standing (1953), is about 5 miles northwest. President Washington spent the previous night in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 12 miles southeast.

The Presidential party and conveyances included six other men, a coach for the President, a two horse wagon for baggage, and five saddle horses, including the President`s favorite mount.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 17, 1819.
Location. 32° 49.643′ N, 81° 37.337′ W. Marker is in Sylvania, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Burton's Ferry Highway (U.S. 301) and
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Waynsboro Highway (State Highway 24), in the median on Burton's Ferry Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, 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. The Goodall House (here, next to this marker); John Abbot (here, next to this marker); The 14th Corps (a few steps from this marker); Jacksonboro (a few steps from this marker); Jacksonborough (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sylvania (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Sinking of the H.M.S. Otranto (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylvania.
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
Washington's Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Washington's Route Marker
Looking North, sharing location with Markers for Jacksonboro (Ga) and John Abbot
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,922 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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