Historic Markers Across Georgia



El Camino Real (The Kings Highway)



Marker ID: WPA 27 R-12
Location: SE Corner of Square in Bainbridge
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 Coinseekers



Text:

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



 

 

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