Civil War Heritage Trails in Georgia

Interpreting the Civil War Era Along Historic Driving Routes

The installation of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® roadway "trailblazer" directional signs are nearing completion along three different “historic driving routes”…the Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea (both the “Left Wing” and “Right Wing” routes) and Jefferson Davis Heritage Trails. Each trail leads motorists along many of the exact same roads once traveled on by marching armies and/or historic individuals on horseback.

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The installation of colorful and informative Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® roadway “trailblazer” directional signs are nearing completion along three different “historic driving routes”…the Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea (both the “Left Wing” and “Right Wing” routes) and Jefferson Davis Heritage Trails. Each trail leads motorists along many of the exact same roads once traveled on by marching armies and/or historic individuals on horseback.


Most trailblazer sign locations along both the Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea Heritage Trails are now installed (at over 800 locations). A few segments remain to be installed plus some individual locations along each historic driving route:    


Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (including the Chickamauga Campaign)

www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf

             Note: Trailblazer signs now begin on GA Hwy. 136 at Alabama line west of Trenton GA


March to the Sea Heritage Trail® (both the “Left Wing” and “Right Wing” trail routes):

www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf


The historic driving route portion of the Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail is virtually complete, with only a few individual “trailblazer” sign locations yet to be installed. A colorful brochure guide for the public is currently in development, including a detailed map showing this trail’s route heading generally south from the Savannah River near Elberton and Lincolnton (“red star” on map) through the historic towns of Warrenton, Sandersville, Dublin, Abbeville, Fitzgerald and others before reaching the site of Jefferson Davis’s capture near Irwinville. From there this trail turns generally north through Abbeville (again) Hawkinsville and Warner Robins before reaching Macon where Davis was taken to meet with Union Major General James H. Wilson.


Additional “interpretive markers” continue to be installed along all three trails. For more information about each trail visit these webpages:


Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail

www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html


March to the Sea Heritage Trail

www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-march-to-the-sea.html


Jefferson Davis Heritage Trail

www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-jefferson-davis.html