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Euharlee in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge

 
 
Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2000
1. Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. In 1886 the county contracted with Washington W. King, son of freed slave and noted bridge builder Horace King, and Jonathan H. Burke for the construction of this 138-foot bridge. It was adjacent to a mill owned by Daniel Lowry, of which the foundation is still evident. This bridge replaced several previous structures, the last having been built two years prior. Constructed in the Town lattice design, the bridge’s web of planks crisscrossing at 45-to 60-degree angles are fastened with wooden pegs, or trunnels, at each intersection.
 
Erected 2000 by the Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. (Marker Number 8-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 8.578′ N, 84° 55.898′ W. Marker is in Euharlee, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is on Covered Bridge Road SW 0.1 miles west of Covered Bridge-Stilesboro Road SW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on east approach to bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville GA 30120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Dedication of Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2000
2. Dedication of Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Marker
Dedication ceremony for the marker
. Black Pioneers Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milam's Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro (approx. 2.9 miles away); Raccoon Creek (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Macedonia Church Organized 1847 (approx. 3.5 miles away); Etowah Valley Plantation (approx. 4.8 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge. Horace King (father of Washington King who built this bridge) was a freed slave who was the best known bridge builder in Georgia and Alabama in the 1840s through the 1880s. His sons carried on his business.
 
Also see . . .  Euharlee Creek Bridge. A Georgia Department of Transportation web site. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansBridges & Viaducts
 
Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2000
3. Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge
Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
4. Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge
The Euharlee Covered Bridge in late 2008.
Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Cake image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 28, 2000
5. Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge Cake
This special Euharlee Covered Bridge Cake was prepared for and served at the dedication of the Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,697 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on November 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on June 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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