Old River Road

Old River Road (HM4QP)

Location: Rincon, GA 31326 Effingham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.388', W 81° 10.961'

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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.
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HM NumberHM4QP
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number051-3
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482814 N 3581810
Decimal Degrees32.37313333, -81.18268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.388', W 81° 10.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 23.28" N, 81° 10' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2980 Ebenezer Rd, Rincon GA 31326, US
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