←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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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 462381 N 3499925|
|Decimal Degrees||31.63390000, -81.39670000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 38.034', W 81° 23.802'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 38' 2.04" N, 81° 23' 48.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 133 Jones Rd, Townsend GA 31331, US|
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