Old Post Road

Old Post Road (HM9DM)

Location: Hortense, GA 31543 Brantley County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 18.677', W 81° 43.962'

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This road, formerly an Indian trail which paralleled the coast, was used by the Spanish and British. In 1778 it was traveled by Revolutionary soldiers who marched against Fort Tonyn. The first mail service south of Savannah was established over this road in 1763. Later it became a regular stagecoach route.

At Coleridge, a short distance north of the present Waycross Highway, Job Tyson maintained a tavern for travelers along the post road. It was the only hostel between the Altamaha and Satilla rivers and was a regular stagecoach stop.
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HM NumberHM9DM
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Postal Mail and Philately series.
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Marker Number063-4B
Year Placed1996
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 430279 N 3464332
Decimal Degrees31.31128333, -81.73270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.677', W 81° 43.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 40.62" N, 81° 43' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 631-637 Post Rd, Hortense GA 31543, US
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