Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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Watson Mill Covered Bridge and Mill Historic District
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Watson Mill State Park in late fall 2005
Watson Mill Bridge State Park is located in Georgia
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park is located in the United States
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Nearest cityComer, Georgia
Coordinates34°1′34″N 83°4′23″W / 34.02611°N 83.07306°W / 34.02611; -83.07306Coordinates: 34°1′34″N 83°4′23″W / 34.02611°N 83.07306°W / 34.02611; -83.07306
Built1885
ArchitectW. W. King
Architectural styleCovered Town lattice truss
NRHP reference No.91001147[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 5, 1991
Watson Mill State Park

Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a 1,018-acre (4.12 km2) Georgia state park located near Comer and Carlton on the South Fork of the Broad River. The park is named for the Watson Mill Bridge, the longest original-site covered bridge in Georgia, which spans 229 feet (70 m) across the South Fork of the Broad River. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Watson Mill Covered Bridge and Mill Historic District. The bridge, built in 1885,[2] is supported by a Town lattice truss system held together with wooden pegs also known as trunnels. Georgia once had over 200 covered bridges, but only 20 now remain. The park also offers a scenic nature trail and a new hiking/riding trail that winds through the thick forests and along the rivers edge.

Facilities[edit]

  • 21 tent/trailer/RV sites
  • 3 pioneer camping sites
  • Group shelter
  • 3 picnic shelters
  • Boat rental

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Watson Mill Bridge State Park". Wanderlust Atlanta. Retrieved 29 June 2019.

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