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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'Road and Patrol Laws' are adopted
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Roger Allen
Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County. In 1863, a pamphlet was published in Milledgeville by R.M. Orme & Sons entitled "The Road and Patrol Laws of Georgia as Revised in the New Code" (of 1862). The 1862 Act required roads, "shall be cleared of all trees, slumps, grubs and bushes...30 feet wide...of such may incommode horsemen or carriages...and the carriage track must be at least 5 feet, 6 inches wide."
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