Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Blackshear Road

Marker ID: WPA GA 87 F-6
Location: US 23 in Eastman at the American Legion Post
County: Dodge
Coordinates: N 32° 12.247    W 083° 11.078
  32.204116    -83.18463
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMA5H2
The Blackshear Road Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


At this point the highway was originally known as the Blackshear Road. It was planned and cut out in 1815 by Major Elijah Blackshear and a company of Georgia Volunteer Militia. This road gained fame as the alternative route used by General David Blackshear during his defense of the threatened invasion of the Southern border of Georgia in the War of 1812.

GA-87 State of Georgia F-6

The Blackshear Road
Photo by Ken Moser