Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders (HMSGB)

Location: Villa Rica, GA 30180 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 43.843', W 84° 55.146'

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The Villa Rica bus station, formerly located on this site, was on the route of the 1961 Freedom Riders that departed Washington, D.C. on May 4, 1961 with New Orleans, Louisiana, as its final destination.

Freedom riders were civil rights activists who rode public buses on interstate routes through the southeast to test rulings outlawing racial segregation.

While the resolve of the freedom riders was challenged by violence elsewhere, they passed through Villa Rica without serious incident on May 14, 1961
Year Placed2011
Placed ByVilla Rica Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 692787 N 3734243
Decimal Degrees33.73071667, -84.91910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.843', W 84° 55.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 50.58" N, 84° 55' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 S Carroll Rd, Villa Rica GA 30180, US
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