←—→The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest vehicular routes west of the Ogeechee River. It led from Savannah to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, to the south of the present Milledgeville. there it connected with the main course of the noted Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians of western Georgia. Opening of this lower stretch of the old road was authorized by the State in 1777. When Milledgeville was made the capital, the thoroughfare was extended to that place. Most of the original course remains in current use.
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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||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 432112 N 3601153|
|Decimal Degrees||32.54568333, -81.72303333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 32.741', W 81° 43.382'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 32' 44.46" N, 81° 43' 22.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6644 Co Rd 474, Statesboro GA 30461, US|
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