Historical Markers

Old Savannah Road

Location: Hwy 301 (7 miles NE of Statesboro at Old Savannah Rd), Statesboro.

County: Bulloch

Coordinates: 32.545883, -81.72298

Dedicated: 1958

Marker Type: Georgia Historical Commission

MARKER TEXT

OLD SAVANNAH ROAD

The highway crossing here is the Old Savannah Road, one of the earliest vehicular routes west of the Ogeechee River. It led from Savannah to the Rock Landing on the Oconee, to the south of the present Milledgeville. There it connected with the main course of the noted Lower Creek Trading Path from Augusta to the Creek Indians of western Georgia. Opening of this lower stretch of the old road was authorized by the State in 1777. When Milledgeville was made the capital, the thoroughfare was extended to that place. Most of the original course remains in current use.


016-5     Georgia Historical Commission     1958

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