WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
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Old Coffee Road was used by many of the early settlers of south central Georgia,
including in the watersheds of the Willacoochee, Alapaha, Withlacoochee, and Little Rivers and Okapilco Creek.
It crossed all those and other waterways by ford or private ferry:
there were no bridges back then.
Many of you know Julian Fields, retired forester, very knowledgable about
many things around south Georgia.
In this video, he’s showing people where Old Coffee Road forded the Alapaha River.
I haven’t been able to find a map of any age that shows that ford.
However, given that Old Coffee Road in Berrien County goes as far as
Rowetown Church Road, I’d guess either Rowetown Church Road is where
Old Coffee Road crossed the river, at
Rowetown Church Cemetery,
or it was somewhat upstream.
Does anybody know?