Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge-GHS 59-3-Franklin Co
Posted by: Sprinterman
N 34° 16.509 W 083° 15.972
17S E 291378 N 3794988
Quick Description: located on Baker Rd. of GA 106 south of Carnesville in Franklin County.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2009 3:27:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM7JCY
The Cromers settled on Nails Creek in Franklin County in 1845. Prior to the Civil War, the family operated a woolen mill near this site. Subsequently, the area maintained a cotton gin, flour mill and saw mill, though all operations had ceased by 1943. In 1907, the county contracted with James M. Hunt to build the present 110-foot bridge. Constructed in the Town lattice design, the bridge´s web of planks crisscrossing at 45-to 60-degree angles are fastened with wooden pegs, or trunnels, at each intersection. Will Cromer, a descendant of the original family, built the stone abutments.
2000.14 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration 58-3
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: 59-3
Sponsor: Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration
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