Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Sunbury Road



Marker ID: GHM 021-2
Location: On Ga 23 2 miles south of I-20 interchange
County: Candler
Coordinates: N 32° 21.044    W 082° 5.73
  32.350733    -82.0955
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7XT7
Old Sunbury Road Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

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.

GHM 021-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955




Old Sunbury Road
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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