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Ivanhoe in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old River Road

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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
1. Old River Road Marker
Inscription. The highway crossing here is the Old River Road, one of the earliest white manís routes west of the Ogeechee. The State authorized the opening of this portion of the old thoroughfare in 1777. It followed the course of an Indian trail that led to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, below todayís Milledgeville. There it intersected the noted Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians of western Georgia. When Milledgeville became the capital, the old route became a leading vehicular way from Savannah to that place. Most of this pioneer trace continues in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 016-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 17.14′ N, 81° 28.21′ W. Marker is in Ivanhoe, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 119 and Turner Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 119. Touch for map. The marker is approximately 1/4 mile east of the intersection of GA 119 with GA 119-C. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklet GA 30415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
2. Old River Road Marker
flies. Guyton Confederate General Hospital (approx. 5Ĺ miles away); Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Normal and Industrial Institute (approx. 5.7 miles away); Camp Davis, Military Instructional Camp, C.S.A. (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Old River Road (approx. 6.4 miles away); Jencks Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away); John Abbot 1751 - 1840 (approx. 8 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sherman at Zion Church (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
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The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of this marker as of Jan 28, 2015.

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/27958986/bulloch-co-authorities-investigate-theft-of-historical-marker
    — Submitted January 30, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
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Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
3. Old River Road Marker
Looking north across GA Highway 119 at the Old River Road
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
4. Old River Road Marker
Looking south on Old River Road
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By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
5. Old River Road Marker
Looking west on GA Highway 119 toward Ivanhoe, a small crossroad about 1/4 mile west of the marker
Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 31, 2012
6. Old River Road Marker
Looking east on GA Highway 119 toward the bridge over the Ogeechee River and the town of Guyton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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