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Franklinia Altamaha Marker, looking north along US 301/ US 25 / GA 38 image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2009
Franklinia Altamaha Marker, looking north along US 301/ US 25 / GA 38
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — Franklinia Altamaha
The Franklin Tree (Franklinia Altamaha) was discovered by John Bartram, the first Native American Botanist, on October 1, 1765.It was located about 18 miles south of here in the swamp lands of the Altamaha River.This tree was named after . . . — Map (db m15083) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-5 — Historic Roads And Indian Trails
At this point, two historic roads, the Darien to Milledgeville and the King Road, merged to form what is now Highway 301. The Darien to Milledgeville Road, established before 1816, later became a part of the Darien to Macon Stage Road. The King . . . — Map (db m15222) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-3 — Jones Creek Baptist Church
Jones Creek Baptist Church was constituted April 22, 1810, at the Jones Creek Meeting House near this site. Original members of this church, all former members of Beards Creek Baptist Church were: Charles Flowers, James Clark, Levi Morgan, John . . . — Map (db m15532) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-1 — Long County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature August 14, 1920, is named for Dr. Crawford W. Long who first used ether as an anaesthetic in a surgical operation, at Jefferson, Ga., March 30, 1842. Born in Danielsville Nov. 1, 1815, Dr. Long was a . . . — Map (db m15085) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — Long County Timeline Mural Completed May 1997
Altahama River borders Long County and was a boundry between the Indians and early settlers. During the Revolutionary War, Fort Telfair at Beard's Bluff provided safety for the colonists. Frontiersmen made a living cutting trees. They . . . — Map (db m15897) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-4 — Old Barrington Road <------->
At this point, Highway 99 crosses the Old Barrington Road. A trail used by Indians centuries before the coming of the white men, this road was an important trade route between the Carolinas and Florida in the early 1700s. With the settlement of . . . — Map (db m58221) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-6 — The Defense of the Altamaha Bridge
On Dec 1, 1864, while General Sherman's army was on its destructive march to the Sea, the Fourth Brigade, Georgia Militia, Brig. Gen. H. K. McKay, reached Morgan's Lake (0.7 mile SE) to defend the Savannah and Gulf (ACL) RR bridge over the Altamaha . . . — Map (db m4853) HM

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