Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Post Road
This Road is older than Elberton. Mail was carried over it by Post Riders before Falling Creek Church was built in 1788 and during Washington's Administration. Later a stage coach ran between Elberton & Lexington three times a week, stopping at the old Globe Hotel which stood on the site of the present court house in Elberton. Stocks for local Merchants were brought over this road until 1878 when the first railroad came to Elberton. With the coming of Rural Free Delivery Mr. Giles made the first delivery in Elbert County over this road on horseback.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 34° 6.584′ N, 82° 52.106′ W. Marker is in Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is on South Oliver Street (State Highway 77), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 South Oliver Street, Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elbert County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); In Memory (a few steps from this marker); In the Year 1803 (a few steps from this marker); Elbert County (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of General Wiley Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Elbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Seaboard Airline Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Christmas Tree House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elberton.
Also see . . . Rural Delivery Service. In the United States, rural letter carriers began service with the experiments with Rural Free Delivery in 1891. (Submitted on May 1, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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