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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Paving

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. First Paving Marker
Inscription. Spalding was the first County between Chicago and Miami on the old Dixie Highway with a concrete highway running from county line to county line. A demonstration strip, completed Jan. 30, 1919, from the city limits of Griffin to and along the front of the Georgia Experiment Station, was the first paving outside a city on the route. That same year the people of Spalding County voted a bond issue of $350,000 to complete the paved highway to the county lines in both directions. Dedication for the completed highway was held in September, 1920. County Commissioners were J. E. Wallace, chairman, C. L. Elder and W. A. Jester.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 11.851′ N, 84° 13.058′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of Macon Highway (Old U.S. 41) and Quail Hollow Road, on the right when traveling north on Macon Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griffin GA 30224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Grain Elevator (approx.
First Paving Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. First Paving Marker
Looking north, along old US Highway 41 toward Griffin
0.9 miles away); The Fannin Avengers (approx. 3 miles away); Spalding Grays (approx. 3 miles away); To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County (approx. 3.9 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Georgia Militia at Griffin (approx. 4 miles away); The Orphan Brigade (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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