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Emanuel County Georgia Historical Markers

 
View of marker, looking east on Old Savannah Road, towards 15th Corps campground area. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 30, 2017
View of marker, looking east on Old Savannah Road, towards 15th Corps campground area.
Georgia (Emanuel County), Stevens Crossing — R18 — Pine Barren CrossroadsA Junction of Sherman's Right Wing — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
This Native American trail crossing at Georgia Highway 56 (itself a 19th century road) was a major route in colonial times. It is named the "Old Savannah Road." Starting in Savannah, it crossed the Ogeechee River, running west and south of it, then . . . — Map (db m103274) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Summertown — 053-9 — Summerville
Summertown originated as Summerville in the 1850's as a summer refuge from malaria by well-to-do families of Burke County. They built elaborate summer homes and established historic Summerville Academy, charter March 4, 1856. A post office was . . . — Map (db m21214) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 53-1 — Emanuel County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature December 10, 1812 & December 6, 1813, is named for David Emanuel, Governor in 1801, several times a legislator, and President of the Senate. A place 1 mile from the center of the County was . . . — Map (db m20793) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Emanuel County Patriot Park
( South Plaque) Gratefully Dedicated to The Patriotic Memory of American Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Emanuel County Wilson Drew   Jacob Durden David Edenfield   Ephriam Herrington   James Moore Joseph Sumner   Reuben . . . — Map (db m21372) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Home of George Leon Smith, II1912 - 1973
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives for 29 years and Speaker of that body for 11 years, longer than any other man. He was the 12th Georgian in History to lie in state at the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The World . . . — Map (db m20976) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 053-7 — Old Savannah Road<------->
The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest routes west of the Ogeechee. It followed the course of an Indian trail to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, below today’s Milledgeville. There it intersected the main Lower Creek . . . — Map (db m58190) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — 053-5 — Old Sunbury Road<-------<<<
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 1790’s from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro to the Town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway . . . — Map (db m58153) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Swainsboro — Swainsboro Georgia Veterans Memorial
[VFW Emblem Plaque] Dedicated To the Glory of God and To All Veterans Who Have Served Their Country In Peace or War — Map (db m20834) HM

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