Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Sunbury Road

Marker ID: GHM 054-3
Location: US 280 at site called "Palatkee", 2.4 miles east of Daisy
County: Evans
Coordinates: N 32° 9.009    W 081° 47.589
  32.15015    -81.79315
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3HYG
Old Sunbury Road Marker  


The highway leading south is a remnant of the Old Sunbury Road, one of the leading vehicular thoroughfares of post-Reolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790´s from Greensboro via Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Libery County. The long route was noted for its elevated course and few stream crossings. When Sunbury declined in commercial importance the old thoroughfare lost arterial significance. Many stretches of it however, remain in daily use.

GHM 054-3 Georgia Historical Commission