Wrightsville to be located on the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail

June 28, 2009 in Local News | Comments (0)

Thanks to the diligence of Better Hometown and the Chamber of Commerce donations have been secured  to insure the inclusion of Wrightsville on the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail. Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails divides the state into six regions, each designating an area or major event from Georgia’s “Civil War era.”  The “Atlanta Campaign” and “March to the Sea” were Georgia’s two most significant Civil War “events.”  Thus these two “historic driving routes” or “trails” are being created first.  Next to be developed will be the route Confederate President Jefferson Davis rode in his attempt to evade Federal capture in May 1865. Yet many more topics are interpreted along each route, including the roles of women, African-Americans, hospitals, churches, and railroads. Each interpretive marker is “linked” by a route to national & state parks, museums, and other Civil War heritage attractions. Wrightsville will be located on the Jefferson Davis leg of the trail. For more information see http://www.gcwht.org/    

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