Historic Markers Across Georgia

Petersburg Road

Marker ID: GHM 090-6
Location: US 378 at Old Petersburg Road, NE of, Lincolnton, GA
County: Lincoln
Coordinates: N 33° 48.446    W 082° 27.598
  33.80743    -82.45996
Waymark: WM6QNY
Petersburg Road Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


North Georgia´s oldest road, which crosses the Highway U.S. 378 at this point, was originally an Indian Trail which led to their Trading Post in Augusta , Georgia.

Later, this important trade route was used by pioneer white settlers in transporting cotton and tobacco from Petersburg, Georgia, on the Broad River to Augusta, Georgia. The present highway to Augusta traverses the original Petersburg Road at several points.

GHM 090-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1957