Historic Markers Across Georgia

El Camino Real (The Kings Highway)

Marker ID: WPA US 27 R-12
Location: SE Corner of Square in Bainbridge, GA
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 54.364    W 084° 34.547
  30.906066    -84.57578
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM76XK
El Camino Real (The Kings Highway) Marker
Photo by David Seibert


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.

U.S. Works Progress Administration Marker

El Camino Real (The Kings Highway)
Photo by David Seibert