Historic Markers Across Georgia

Center Village or Centerville 2 mi.

Marker ID: GHM 024-8
Location: US 23/US 301 at junction with Ga 252 in Folkston
County: Charlton
Coordinates: N 30° 49.974    W 082° 0.378
  30.8329    -82.0063
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM37J4
Center Village or Centerville 2 mi. Marker
Photo by Marine Biologist


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Two miles Northeast of here is the site of old Center Village, or Centerville, settled about 1800 and for many years an imortant trading center. To this village came the inhabitants of Ware, Pierce, Clinch, Coffee and Appling Counties, bring staple cotten, beeswax, honey, jerked venison, hides, furs, etc., to exchange for flour, suger, coffee, shot, powder and other commoditities they did not produce. Here, too, disputes were settled and sports enjoyed.

A regular stop for stage coaches traveling the King´s Road, old Center Village went out of existence after the coming of the railroad.

GHM 024-8 Georgia Historical Commission 1958