Jefferson Davis Highway Marker-Walton County Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sprinterman
N 33° 37.655 W 083° 40.000
17S E 252634 N 3724053
Quick Description: Located near the intersection of US 278 and Davis Academy Road west of Rutledge, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 7:31:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM6ZEM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 6

Long Description:
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.

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): Higway Marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
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.


County: Walton County Georgia

USGS Quad: Jefferson Davis Monument USGS Social Circle Quad, Georgia

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Monument Website: 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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