1736This highway follows an old colonial road constructed in 1736 as a measure of defense against the Spanish and Spanish Indians by connecting the fighting Scotch Highlanders at New Inverness (now Darien) with Savannah. It was surveyed and cleared by soldiers and Indians furnished by Tomo-chi-chi under the direction of Capt. Hugh MacKay by order of Gen. James Oglethorpe. The road was traveled by such famous Georgians as Button Gwinnett, Dr. Lyman Hall, and John and Joseph LeConte.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.|
|Marker Number||17 C-6|
|Placed By||Works Progress Administration Marker|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 459225 N 3518935|
|Decimal Degrees||31.80530000, -81.43076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 48.318', W 81° 25.846'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 48' 19.08" N, 81° 25' 50.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 70 GA-25, Midway GA 31320, US|
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