Historic Markers Across Georgia

First Transcontinental Call

Marker ID: GHM 063-30
Location: Riverview Dr S of the hotel near Indian Mound, Jekyll Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 3.471    W 081° 25.341
  31.05785    -81.42235
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
First Transcontinental Call  Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


First Transcontinental Telephone call was submitted by a telephone of this type January 25, 1915. Mr. Theodore N. Vail, President American Telephone and Telegraph Company talked from Jekyll Island, Georgia to Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone in New York; Thomas A. Watson, assistant to Mr. Bell in San Francisco; and to President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C.


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