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Near Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Sunbury Road

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Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription. The highway crosses at this point the former course of the Sunbury road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790’s from Greensboro via today’s Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The Jefferson and Johnson county line follows this early route. The old way lost arterial significance when Sunbury, once a leading port, declined in commercial importance. From northern Emanuel County southward, much of the way remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 083-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 48.458′ N, 82° 30.548′ W. Marker is near Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is on U.S. 221 0.1 miles south of Coleman Chapel Road (County Route 334), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is at the Johnson-Jefferson County line. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2009
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking south on US Highway 221 at the Jefferson-Johnson County line
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 5.4 miles away); Spier's Turnout (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bartow (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 5.9 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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