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Jefferson Davis Highway Marker-Wrightsville, Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 32° 43.776 W 082° 43.164
17S E 338882 N 3622618
Quick Description: Located in front of the Johnson County Courthouse in Wrightsville, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 12:11:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HRH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 9

Long Description:
This marker is given prominant recognition in front of the Johnson County Courthouse near the intersection of US 319/Ga78 and Ga 15.


These highway markers are located along specific highways across areas of the Southern United States and stretch as far as San Francisco and up the the Canadian border via US 99. They were part of a program of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to mark a road stretching from coast to coast honoring the first and only President of the Confederacy and former United States Secretary of War before the Civil War. All this was before the highway numbering system was put in place in the 1920's. In those days many organizations set out to name certain routes to aid travelers in getting from place to place by following the marked roads. Examples of this type of road are the Lincoln Highway and the Dixie Highway. All of them lost significance over the years as the federal highway numbering system took over.

These stone makers can been found today in many places from Virginia to Texas to California to Washington State most of which are sponsored by not only the UDC but by local governments along the way.

There does not appear to be any one centralized database of these markers available today. A confusing set of circumstances about it's
implementation make this highway marking system interesting and frustrating at the same time.

The Wiki article on this confusing subject is located at (visit link)

Monumentation Type: Dressed stone

Monument Category: other (not included below)

Monument Category (if other): Old Highway Marking System

Accessible to general public: yes

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

County: Not listed

USGS Quad: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Approximate date of monument: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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