Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Sunbury Road

Marker ID: GHM 053-4
Location: US 1 just south of Old Blundale Rd
County: Emanuel
Coordinates: N 32° 44.733    W 082° 23.559
  32.74555    -82.39265
Waymark: None


The route crossing at this point is the Sunbury Road, one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of the post-Revolutionary Georgia. It was laid out in the early 1790´s from Greensboro via today´s Sparta, Swainboro and Taylor´s Creek to the town of Sunbury, a port on the Midway River in Liberty County. The route was noted for its elevated course and small number of stream crossings. When Sunbury, once a leading Georgia port, declined in commercial significance, the old road lost arterial importance. Much of the old way, however, continues in daily use.

GHM 053-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1956