Montgomery County

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Bordered by the Oconee River on the west and the Altamaha River on the south, formed where the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers collide head-on at the forks, Montgomery County's rolling pine barrens are dotted with rustic pioneer log cabins, stately antebellum clapboard houses, and elegant Victorian homes. The county's access to the Oconee and Altamaha Rivers provided early settlers with vital transportation and commercial links to the outside world. On their way to markets in Savannah and Darien, men rafting down these rivers on huge logs cut from the dense pine forests were a common scene of the 1800s; steamboats and ferries were also used for the transport of people and goods. The breathtaking beauty of the winding Old River Road along the western edge of Montgomery County provides a glimpse of long ago as one passes old homesteads and majestic cemetery monuments. Historic scenes from the once-bustling villages of Montgomery County are contained in these pages. Country churches, schools, and agrarian scenes are also portrayed.
ISBN: 9780738586199
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Larry R. Braddy is a native of Montgomery County and owns a portion of his great-grandfather's farm there. Now living in the neighboring county of Treutlen, he serves as official county historian and president of the Treutlen County Historical Society. Olivia Williamson Braddy is a noted genealogist of the area. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution through the service of Stewart Hamilton, a pioneer of Montgomery County.
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