Old River Road

Old River Road (HM826)

Location: Ellabell, GA 31308 Bryan County
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N 32° 11.832', W 81° 26.309'

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The highway northward is the Old River Road, one of the earliest routes west of the Ogeechee and a leading way from Savannah to Georgia`s western frontier. It followed an old Indian trial [sic] along the Ogeechee to a point west of Bartow, thence to the Rock Landing on the Oconee River below Milledgeville. There the trace intersected the main trail of the Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians of western Georgia and eastern Alabama.

Opening of this part of the road was authorized by the State in 1777. In time the route became an important vehicular thoroughfare from Savannah to Milledgeville.
HM NumberHM826
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number015-5B
Year Placed1996
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 458671 N 3562378
Decimal Degrees32.19720000, -81.43848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.832', W 81° 26.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 49.92" N, 81° 26' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-59 Eldora Rd, Ellabell GA 31308, US
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