Jonesville

Jonesville (HM74R)

Location: Townsend, GA 31331 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 38.034', W 81° 23.802'

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←6 mi.—?

The site of the village of Jonesville, so named for its first settler, Samuel Jones, is about 6 miles West of this road. There, early in the Revolution, McGirth with British forces attacked a small garrison at Moses Way`s stockade and a fierce battle took place, ending in the defeat of McGirth. In 1843, a Congregational Church was chartered at Jonesville, with Nathaniel Varnedoe, Wm. Jones and Moses L. Jones, Trustees. The village became a refuge for women, children and invalids from the Coast when that area was blockaded by Federal gunboats during the War Between the States.
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HM NumberHM74R
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number095-29
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:00am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462381 N 3499925
Decimal Degrees31.63390000, -81.39670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 38.034', W 81° 23.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 38' 2.04" N, 81° 23' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 Jones Rd, Townsend GA 31331, US
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