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Dover in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Louisville Road

 
 
Louisville Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Louisville Road Marker
Inscription. This road was established pursuant to an Act passed by the Colonial Assembly April 2nd, 1770. It connected the early settlement of Queensboro, at the head of Ogeechee River navigation, with Savannah. It became one of the most important stage and post routes in the state when Louisville was the Capital. On September 16th, 1777, the State Assembly named the first Board of Commissioners for its exclusive maintenance. They were Robert Dixon, Thomas Mills, Abraham Mincey, William Blackman and John Mizell.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.455′ N, 81° 42.262′ W. Marker is in Dover, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Statesboro Highway (U.S. 301) and Scarboro Highway / Effingham Highway (Georgia Highway 17), on the right when traveling east on Statesboro Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover GA 30424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The March to the Sea (here, next to this marker); Cooperville
Louisville Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Louisville Road Marker
(here, next to this marker); Union Meeting House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 3.5 miles away); 1790 Union Meeting House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rigdon’s Mill / The Rigdon Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); First County Seat (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Louisville Road. Louisville was laid out in 1786 as a prospective state capital of Georgia, and its state buildings were completed in 1795. It served as the state capital of Georgia from 1796 to 1806.
 
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Louisville Road Marker (R) at the intersection with Cooperville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Louisville Road Marker (R) at the intersection with Cooperville Marker
US 301 and Ga 17
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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