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Jefferson Davis Highway Marker - Crawfordville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 33° 33.257 W 082° 53.780
17S E 323955 N 3714348
Quick Description: This monument is located on U.S. Highway 278 (Broad Street) by the Taliaferro County Corthouse in Crawfordville, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2013 8:25:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ9HZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 1

Long Description:
There is no indication as to when this stone monument was placed. In the early part of the 20th century, before the United States began its system of numbering highways, several groups were designating and naming routes. Starting in 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) were instrumental in attempting to designate a coast to coast highway system honoring Jefferson Davis, who was President of the Confederate States of America, but who had graduated from West Point and served as a U.S. Congressman and Secretary of War during his career. Their routes are not always clear today, but they ran from Virginia to California and up to the Canadian border. There were auxiliary routes in several southern states.

This particular marker is located near the intersection of Broad Street and Monument Street.
Monumentation Type: Dressed stone

Monument Category: other (not included below)

Monument Category (if other): Highway Marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
These highway markers are located on highways from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans and even to the border with Canada. They represent a time in the early 20th century when private groups created highway designations honoring people or places. This particular monument was placed by the UDC to honor Jefferson Davis, who was President of the Confederate States of America, but who had graduated from West Point and served as a U.S. Congressman and Secretary of War during his career.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Taliaferro

USGS Quad: Crawfordville

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: 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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