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Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 32° 09.922 W 081° 09.482
17S E 485099 N 3558776
Quick Description: Near the South Carolina border on GA 25 (Old US 17).
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2015 10:12:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJM1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 2

Long Description:
From South Carolina line to Florida line distance of 136 miles. Traversing Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden Counties.
First work done in 1735 when the road from Savannah to Darien, probably the first road in Georgia, was laid out with the assistance of Tomochichi, the Mico of the Yamacraws.
Savannah River bridge completed August 1925. Paving through Chatham County completed 1921.
Construction from Chatham-Bryan county line to Florida line financed with State and Federal funds and a $900,000 Bond Issue of the Coastal Highway District.
Construction program of the Coastal Highway District under the leadership of Harvey Granger, Chairman of the Coastal Highway Commission, begun August 1924 and completed October 1927.
Coastal Highway Commission
Harvey Granger, Chairman
Frank C. Battey, Sec. & Treas.
David S. Atkinson, Attorney
E.L. Stephens, Field Supt.
Porter C. Pierpoint, Commissioner
Carl Mendel, Commissioner
Julius Morgan, Commissioner
A.F. Winn, Commissioner
R.M. Martin, Commissioner
W.E. Williams, Commissioner
Alfred Townsend, Commissioner
R.L. Phillips, Commissioner
A.K. Swift, Commissioner

State Highway Department
John N. Holder, Chairman of Board
Stanley S. Bennet, Member of Board
John R. Phillips, Member of Board
W.R. Neel, State Highway Engineer
Searcy B. Slack, Bridge Engineer
H.J. Friedman, Division Engineer
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: None

Date: None

Sponsor: Coastal Highway Commission & State Highway Department.

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