Historic Markers Across Georgia

Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: near the South Carolina border on GA 25 (Old US 17).
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 09.922    W 081° 09.482
  32.16536666    -81.15803333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMNJM1
Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia Marker
Photo by Markerman


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