Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Sunbury Road



Marker ID: GHM 083-2
Location: US 221/Ga 171 at the Jefferson-Johnson County line
County: Johnson
Coordinates: N 32° 48.458    W 082° 30.548
  32.80763333    -82.50913333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H66
Old Sunbury Road  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

The highway crosses at this point the former course of the Sunbury road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of post-reolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790´s from Greensboro via today´s Sparta and Swainsboro to Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Libery County. The Jefferson and Johnson county line follows this early route. The old way lost arterial significance when Sunbury, once a leading port, declined in commercial importance. From northern Emanuel county southward, much of the way remains in daily use.

GHM 083-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1956



 

 

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