Historic Markers Across Georgia



St. Augustine Road



Marker ID: GHM 092-4
Location: Ga 133 just east of I-75 interchange
County: Lowndes
Coordinates:   
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Spanish priests from St. Augustin (St. Augustine, Florida), according to tradition, blazed this trail from the Atlantic coast into Northern Florida and Southern Georgia to visit their network of Indian missions during the 1600´s and early 1700´s.

In 1825 Lowndes County was created and early settlers in the county used the mission trail• as a road to haul salt and other supplies from the coast. Later the trail became a stage coach road. The town of Troupville was built near the road and was a stopping point on the stage route north to Macon. The road made this wilderness town a mecca for weary travelers who refreshed themselves at one of its three hotels before moving northward. The road also served as Troupville´s lifeline with the world. It later intersected with the Coffee Road going west to give the area access to Tallahassee, Florida. Remnants of the road remain and still function as a transportation route by virtue of being part. of the access road from Valdosta into Interstate 75.

GHM 092-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION