Burton's Ferry

Burton's Ferry (HM3WY)

Location: Sylvania, GA 30467 Screven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 56.239', W 81° 30.698'

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In 1765, Robert Dunn established a ferry here. It became the gateway for settlers from the Carolinas and Virginia claiming grants in the newly opened lands of interior Georgia.

In 1772 Dunn sold to the enterprising Thomas Burton who made a large investment in boats and roads through the swamp. January 20th, 1773 he applied for and received a franchise for the operation of the ferry. The ferry proved a profitable enterprise for years for Burton.
HM NumberHM3WY
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number124-9
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 452171 N 3644454
Decimal Degrees32.93731667, -81.51163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.239', W 81° 30.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 14.34" N, 81° 30' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1423-1447 Archadian Rd, Sylvania GA 30467, US
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