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Swainsboro in Emanuel 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, August 2, 2012
1. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Inscription. The highway bearing southeastward is the Old Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular routes of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was opened in the early 1790ís from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro 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 water crossings. When Sunbury declined in commercial importance, the thoroughfare lost arterial significance and parts of it were abandoned. From upper Emanuel County southward, however, most of the old way continues in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 053-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 31.383′ N, 82° 18.067′ W. Marker is in Swainsboro, Georgia, in Emanuel County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Georgia Route 57, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swainsboro GA 30401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of George Leon Smith, II (approx. 5.4 miles away); Emanuel County Patriot Park
Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
2. Old Sunbury Road Marker
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Emanuel County (approx. 5.5 miles away); Swainsboro Georgia Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
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Old Sunbury Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
3. Old Sunbury Road Marker
Looking south on US Highway 1/Georgia Highway 4
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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