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Near Jackson in Butts County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The March to the Sea

 
 
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
1. The March to the Sea Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 17th, the Right Wing of Gen. Shermanís army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planterís Factory on Ocmulgee River where it was to cross next day. To relieve congestion on the Jackson road, Smithís division, 17th Corps with the 1st Missouri Engineers and a pontoon train, moved E from McDonough on Keyís Ferry Road. That night, Smith camped near Worthville.

Next day, the bridge train moved through Iron springs to Planterís Factory (12 miles SE). By one oíclock, two bridges been laid and the troops and trains of the Right Wing were crossing into Jasper County on their destructive March to the Sea.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 018-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 23.271′ N, 83° 55.219′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Georgia, in Butts County. Marker is at the intersection of Keys Ferry Road and Winding Way (County Route 293), on the right when traveling east on Keys Ferry Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in the small community of Worthville. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson GA 30233, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
2. The March to the Sea Marker
Looking southeast, with Keys Ferry Road to the left
within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Robert Grier (approx. 3.8 miles away); Red Oak Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Factory Shoals c. 1820 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sylvan Grove Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Sylvan Grove Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); Iron Springs (approx. 6.9 miles away); Butts County Confederate Monument (approx. 7 miles away); Jackson (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on August 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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