Civil War tourists will soon be able to drive to historical sites with the help of “trailblazer” signage to be located in Dunwoody as part of a statewide program.
The Georgia Heritage Trails nonprofit organization is implementing historic driving routes through the state. The organization’s largest project is called the Atlanta Campaign & March to the Sea Heritage Trails.
It involves dozens of new National Park Service style “interpretive markers” linked by colorful roadway “trailblazer” directional signage at hundreds of locations along many of the same roads once traveled on by opposing armies, explained Assistant City Manager Jessica Guinn in a memo last month to the City Council.
The Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail begins in far northwest Georgia and winds south through metro Atlanta. A short segment of the route will pass through the city of Dunwoody, Guinn explained.
“Although none of the historically significant sites along the trail are within Dunwoody, the organization plans to install this directional signage at four locations in Dunwoody in order to guide travelers along the Trail from the Roswell Mills to the Atlanta History Center,” she stated.
“Trailblazer” signs will be installed by the Georgia Department of Transportation at no cost to the city at these locations:
1. Southbound Roberts Drive at Chamblee Dunwoody Road, proceeding south on Chamblee Dunwoody Road;
2. Southbound Chamblee Dunwoody Road before Mount Vernon Highway;
3. Westbound Mount Vernon Highway before Ashford-Dunwoody Road;
4. Southbound Ashford-Dunwoody Road, just beyond Hammond Drive.