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

Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge / Fannie Askew Williams Park

 
 
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 9, 2003
1. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge side of marker
Inscription.  
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
According to the May 2, 1883 minutes of the Early County Board of Commissioners, a commission was appointed "to inquire into the practicability of construction a bridge across Coheelee Creek at McDonald Ford." However, the construction contract was not let until July 7, 1891. Cost of labor was $490.41 with J. W. Baughman serving as supervisor and W. C. Sheffield, Chairman of the 1891 Commissioners.

Fannie Askew Williams Park
The Fannie Askew Williams Park, a picnic area adjacent to Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge on Old River Road, is maintained by the Early County Board of Commissioners. The land was made available to the county in 1959 by the late John H. Williams, of Blakely, and bears the name of his first wife. The Peter Early Chapter DAR serves as custodian of the park.
 
Erected 1980 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Early County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition,
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it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
 
Location. 31° 18.383′ N, 85° 4.732′ W. Marker is near Hilton, Georgia, in Early County. Marker can be reached from Old River Road. Marker is located in Fannie Askew Williams Park near the covered bridge. The dirt road leading to the bridge is off Old River Road off GA 62, north of the dead town of Hilton. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilton United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hilton School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Covered Bridge 2 Mi. (approx. 1˝ miles away); Purcell - Killingsworth House (approx. 2 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away in Alabama); Columbia Elementary School Bell (approx. 2.2 miles away in Alabama).
 
Regarding Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge / Fannie Askew Williams Park. The Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge is the southern-most original covered bridge still standing in the United States. The bridge was restored in 1984.
Fannie Askew Williams Park side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 9, 2003
2. Fannie Askew Williams Park side of marker

 
Also see . . .  Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 9, 2003
3. Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,645 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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