Historic Markers Across Georgia

Washington's Route

Marker ID: GHM 124-11
Location: US 301 at Ga 24 at Jacksonboro, 5.5 miles north of Sylvania
County: Screven
Coordinates: N 32° 49.645    W 081° 37.337
  32.82741    -81.62228
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4MNC
Washington's Route Marker  


President Washington passed here early on the morning of Tuesday, May 17th, 1791, enroute to the home of William Skinner with whom he had breakfast. The Skinner home, still standing (1953), is about 5 miles northwest. President Washington spent the previous night in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 12 miles southeast.

The Presidentail party and conveyances included six other men, a coach for the President, a two horse wagon for baggage, and five saddle hosrses, including the President`s favorite mount.

GHM 124-11 Georgia Historical Commission 1953