Portal in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
By 1904 the axe and the saw had claimed most of the timber in the area, and the Foy Company looked elsewhere for uncut forests. After closing the company store, Foy sold titles to lots of Old Portal.
A public rail line – the Savannah, Augusta, and Northern Railway – began serving this area of Bulloch County in 1907. People of Portal moved to a bustling community near the new railroad. In the words of the historian, R. Frank Saunders, Jr., “Portal has a heritage – proud and honorable – second to none.”
Erected by The Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation.
Location. 32° 32.367′ N, 81° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portal GA 30450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Hill Elementary School for Negroes (approx. 2.8 miles away); Willow Hill School and Community (approx. 3 miles away); Banks Dairy Farm (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rigdon’s Mill / The Rigdon Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away); Skirmish at Statesboro (approx. 10 miles away); 1790 Union Meeting House (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pulaski, Georgia (approx. 10.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Statesboro (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portal.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.