Sandfly (HMA6L)

Location: Savannah, GA 31406 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 59.389', W 81° 4.556'

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Established by African Americans in the nineteenth century, Sandfly is centered around the intersection of Mongomery Crossroad and Skidaway Road. Many families in this community trace their ancestry to former slaves from nearby Wormsloe Plantation, bought land as free persons, and established homes and churches. After 1870 Central Avenue became the main route for the Industrial Streetcar System, making Sandfly a crossroads between the city of Savannah and Wormsloe Plantation, Bethesda Home for Boys, Isle of Hope, and Pinpoint. Sandfly continues to thrive as a historic African-American community.
HM NumberHMA6L
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-17
Year Placed2003
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society , Sandfly Community Betterment Assc., Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 492826 N 3539309
Decimal Degrees31.98981667, -81.07593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.389', W 81° 4.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 23.34" N, 81° 4' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah GA 31406, US
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