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Creation Date

9-11-2010

Description

Old Sunbury Road Marker, Metter, GA.

This marker is located next to cemetery on Ga. 23 two miles south of I-16 and four miles south of Metter .

The marker reads as :

" The route crossing at this point is the Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-Revolutionary Georgia. it was laid out in the early 1790’s from Greensboro via today’s Sparta and Swainsboro to the town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The route was noted for its elevated course and small number of stream crossings. When Sunbury, once a leading Georgia port, lost commercial significance, the road declined in arterial importance. Much of the old way, however, continues in daily use."

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955

Latitude, Longitude

32.35049167, -82.09640833

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Old Sunbury Road Marker; Old Sunbury Road; Candler County (Ga.); Metter (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Metter.

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