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Bartow in Jefferson 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, July 12, 2009
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, below today's Milledgeville, along the course of a former trading path to the Creek Indians of western Georgia and eastern Alabama. It is believed General Oglethorpe traveled this part of the Indian trail in 1739 on his way to treat with the Indians at Coweta Town, on the Chattahoochee River below Columbus in present Alabama. Much of this pioneer thoroughfare remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 81-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 51.66′ N, 82° 28.741′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 319 near Kindon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow GA 30413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spier's Turnout (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bartow
Old Savannah Road Marker as seen looking north along US 319/US 221 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. Old Savannah Road Marker as seen looking north along US 319/US 221
(approx. 1.3 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tarver's Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
Old Savannah Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
3. Old Savannah Road Marker
Old Savannah Road Marker,looking west at Kindon Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
4. Old Savannah Road Marker,looking west at Kindon Rd
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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