Colonists' Crossing

Colonists' Crossing (HMORJ)

Location: Elberton, GA 30635 Elbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 3.709', W 82° 39.164'

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>>>>—- 8 mi. —->

"The Point," where early settlers crossed into Georgia, is eight miles east of here. As soon as this area was ceded, Governor Wright opened a post at the confluence of the Broad and Savannah Rivers, known as Fort James. "The Point" became the gateway for settlers from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina who registered there and secured their tracts of land. A land court at Dartmouth, which grew up around the fort, was held from September 1773 through June 1775 to open this section. In 1777 all this ceded land was, by the State Constitution, created into Wilkes County.
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HM NumberHMORJ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number052-8A
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 347476 N 3770242
Decimal Degrees34.06181667, -82.65273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.709', W 82° 39.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 42.54" N, 82° 39' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3557 Calhoun Falls Hwy, Elberton GA 30635, US
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