New historical markers unveiled at White Bluff, Coffee Bluff areas

New historical markers in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Signs marking the rich history of the White Bluff and Coffee Bluff areas in Savannah were unveiled on Friday.

The new markers identify four public waterways that were used by freed slaves during the 19th Century. They settled in the area after leaving plantations on nearby islands. Many of the settlers made a living fishing or crabbing.

“Make no mistake that is the oldest road in the state of Georgia, dated back 2,500 years, so people long before all of us settled here in 1827 have been walking that trail to trade from one river to the next," said Alderman Tony Thomas, Savannah, District 6.

Efforts to place the markers were lead by the Crusaders Club.

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