Historic Markers Across Georgia

Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge

Marker ID: GHS 59-3
Location: located on Baker Rd. of GA 106 south of Carnesville in Franklin County.
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 34° 16.495    W 083° 15.963
  34.274916    -83.26605
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7JCY
Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


The Cromers settled on Nails Creek in Franklin County in 1845. Prior to the Civil War, the family operated a woolen mill near this site. Subsequently, the area maintained a cotton gin, flour mill and saw mill, though all operations had ceased by 1943. In 1907, the county contracted with James M. Hunt to build the present 110-foot bridge. Constructed in the Town lattice design, the bridge´s web of planks crisscrossing at 45-to 60-degree angles are fastened with wooden pegs, or trunnels, at each intersection. Will Cromer, a descendant of the original family, built the stone abutments.

2000.14 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration 58-3