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Creation Date

2-2-2011

Description

El Camino Real ( The King's Highway) Marker, Bainbridge, GA.

This marker is located at the corner of the Decatur County Courthouse square, in Bainbridge, Georgia. It was sponsored by the U.S. Works Progress Administration Marker.

The text on the marker reads as :

" In this vicinity was the Indian trail which, during the period of Spanish occupation, became known as El Camino Real or King's Highway. This road, connecting St. Augustine and Pensacola, Florida, crossed the Flint River at the trading post of James Burges, near the present Bainbridge. In 1778, during the English occupation of Florida, Joseph Purcell made a map showing this road."

Latitude, Longitude

30.90642222, -84.57567778

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; El Camino Real Marker; The King's Highway; Decatur County Courthouse; Historical marker; Decatur County (Ga.); Bainbridge (Ga.); Historical markers --- Georgia --- Bainbridge.

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