Historic Markers Across Georgia


Marker ID: GHS 25-17
Location: Skidaway Rd., Montgomery Crossroad and Central Ave.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 31° 59.38944    W 081° 4.55556
  31.989824    -81.07592
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4NDV
Sandfly Marker  


Established by African Americans in the nineteenth century, Sandfly is centered around the intersection of Mongomery Crossroad and Skidaway road. Many families in this community trace their ancestry to former slaves from nearby Wormsloe Plantation, bought land as free persons, and established homes and churches. After 1870 Central Avenue became the main route for the Industrial Streetcar System, making Sandfly a crossroads between the city of Savannah and Wormsloe Plantation, Bethesda Home for Boys, Isle of Hope, and Pinpoint. Sandfly continues to thrive as a historic African-American community.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the
2003.7 Sandfly Community Betterment Association, Inc. 25-17




More information:
Wikipedia - Slavery
Allince87 - Modern Slavery
Wikipedia - Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
Wikipedia - Emancipation Proclamation
Wikipedia - Thirteenth Amendment