Giles Cross Roads

Giles Cross Roads (HMPS2)

Location: Sandersville, GA 31082 Washington County
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N 33° 1.885', W 83° 0.556'

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In 1805, this site was settled by the family of Alexander Giles (1793-1873) who moved from Warren County to Washington County after the Creek Indian Cessation. The farm's borders were Bluff Creek and Indian Trail Road, a high ridge trail used for the Creek's seasonal migration. Believed to be an Indian trading post, the 99th GMD courthouse was located here.

Alexander deeded the land to Capt. John Irvin Giles, CSA, his only son to survive the War Between the States. On Nov. 25, 1864, Sherman's men camped here and destroyed all of the farm except the house. The pioneer family rebuilt and their descendants have owned the land on these four corners of Giles Cross Roads for 200 years.
HM NumberHMPS2
Year Placed1996
Placed ByGiles Family Organization
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 8:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 312353 N 3656563
Decimal Degrees33.03141667, -83.00926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 1.885', W 83° 0.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 1' 53.10" N, 83° 0' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-613 N Indian Trail Rd, Sandersville GA 31082, US
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