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Rincon in Effingham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old River Road

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Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Old River Road Marker
Inscription. The Old River Road, one of Colonial Georgia's leading thoroughfares and the first highway to connect Savannah and Augusta, passed here. It was initially opened as a horse path by direction of General Oglethorpe in the 1730's. During the early years of the Province this route was the longest white man's way in Georgia. Eventually the trace became one of the ''King's Roads'' of the Colony. In this section and in several other areas substantial stretches of the old course are now abandoned.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.388′ N, 81° 10.961′ W. Marker is in Rincon, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ebenezer Road (Georgia Route 275), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located near the Ebenezer Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon GA 31326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker);
Old River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. Old River Road Marker
The Salzburgers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John Martin Bolzius -The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town of Ebenezer (approx. mile away); John Adam Treutlen (approx. mile away); Silk Culture at Ebenezer (approx. mile away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rincon.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking South, road (GA-275 ) leads towards Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
3. Looking South, road (GA-275 ) leads towards Savannah
Old River Road Marker, along GA 275 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
4. Old River Road Marker, along GA 275
Looking North on GA-275, a quarter mile from Savannah River image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
5. Looking North on GA-275, a quarter mile from Savannah River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,782 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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