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Near Claxton in Evans 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, April 2, 2012
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription. The route intersecting here is the Old Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of the post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790ís from Greensboro via todayís Sparta, Swainsboro and Taylorís Creek to the town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The trace was noted for its elevated course and small number of stream crossings. When Sunbury, once a leading Georgia port, declined in commercial importance, the old road lost arterial significance. Many stretches of the early way continue in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 054-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 16.051′ N, 82° 1.232′ W. Marker is near Claxton, Georgia, in Evans County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 129 and Thrift Lane (County Route 58), on the right when traveling south on State Route 129. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claxton GA 30417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Excelsior and its Academy (approx. 4Ĺ miles away); Oliff, Rushing, Durrence House
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 2, 2012
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 129, toward Metter
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bellville (approx. 8.4 miles away); Croatan Indian Community (approx. 8.6 miles away); Candler County Courthouse (approx. 9.3 miles away); Pulaski, Georgia (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 2, 2012
3. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking west on Thrift Lane, a section of the Old Sunbury Road
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 2, 2012
4. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking east across Georgia Highway 129 at County Road 1, the Old Sunbury Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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