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Donegal in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Savannah Road

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Old Savannah Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Old Savannah Road Marker
Inscription. The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest vehicular routes west of the Ogeechee River. It led from Savannah to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, to the south of the present Milledgeville. there it connected with the main course of the noted Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians of western Georgia. Opening of this lower stretch of the old road was authorized by the State in 1777. When Milledgeville was made the capital, the thoroughfare was extended to that place. Most of the original course remains in current use.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 016-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 32.741′ N, 81° 43.382′ W. Marker is in Donegal, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Statesboro Highway (U.S. 301) near Old River Road North, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located about 7 mi NE of Statesboro, 3/4 mile SE of Donegal. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Meeting House (a few steps
Old Savannah Road Marker, looking westward on Old River Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Old Savannah Road Marker, looking westward on Old River Road
from this marker); Louisville Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cooperville (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 4.4 miles away); Skirmish at Statesboro (approx. 7.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Statesboro (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Georgia History Early Trails. (Source: August 1977 issue of Tap Roots) (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Savannah Road Marker shares intersection with "Union Meeting House" Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Old Savannah Road Marker shares intersection with "Union Meeting House" Historical Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,374 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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