Historic Markers Across Georgia

Mercer Auto Camp

Marker ID: GHM 025-103
Location: LaRoche at Majestic Oaks Drive, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 0.421    W 081° 3.92
  32.007016    -81.06533
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: WM4NDK
Mercer Auto Camp  Marker  


In 1910 and 1911 the Mercer Automobile Company of Trenton, New Jersey made entries in the Great Savannah races. Washington Roebling II, the only company owner who drove in the races, and driver Hughie Hughes led teams in several light car and grand prix events. Hughes won the 222.82 mile 1911 Savannah Challenge Race, running at an average speed of 70 mph. The camp,built on this site along the race course, provided housing for team members; garage space; and storage space for spare parts, fuel and other necessities. It was destroyed by Hurricane David in 1979.

GHM 025-103 Georgia Historical Commission


replaved in 2016