Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Sunbury Road

Marker ID: GHM 054-2
Location: Ga 129 near the Tattnall County Line
County: Evans
Coordinates: N 32° 16.051    W 082° 1.232
  32.267516    -82.02053
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The route intersecting here is the Old Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of the poet-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790´s from Greensboro via today´s Sparta, Swainboro and Taylor´s Creek 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 stream crossings. When Sunbury, once a leading Georgia port, declined in commercial importance, the old road lost arterial significance. Many stretches of the early way continue in daily use.

GHM 054-2 Georgia Historical Commission