Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Sunbury Road



Marker ID: GHM 053-5
Location: US 1 intersection with Ga 57 6 miles south of Swainsboro
County: Emanuel
Coordinates: N 32° 31.392    W 082° 18.070
  32.5232    -82.30116666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMG9MF
Old Sunbury Road Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

The highway bearing southeastward is the Old Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular routes of post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was opened in the early 1790's from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro to the Town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The trace was noted for its elevated course and small number of water crossings. When Sunbury declined in commercial importance, the thoroughfare lost arterial significance and parts of it were abandoned. From upper Emanuel County southward, however, most of the old way continues in daily use.


GHM 053-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956




Old Sunbury Road
Photo by David Seibert



 

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