Tributes to Nancy Morgan HART


Nancy Hart Highway, Georgia


Nancy Hart Highway begins in the city of Hartwell, Hart County Georgia, and reaches through Georgia.

According to the United States Bureau of Roads in Washington, D.C. in 1950, this was the only highway in the United States named for a woman.


A granite marker at the corner of Carter and Benson Streets in Hartwell.

This is one of several signs in the area that commemorate the Nancy Hart Highway.
This particular sign is in Hartwell, Hart Co., Georgia, near Hartwell Public Libraries.

The highway was named by the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution, and marker erected by the John Benson Chapter DAR, March, 1928.

Marker reads;

"NANCY HART HIGHWAY
NAMED BY GA. D.A.R.
ERECTED BY
JOHN BENSON CHAPTER
MARCH 1928"


Picture taken by, Linda Jordan Poland, 1993



This Highway marker is located just outside the City limits
of Hartwell, Hart Co., Georgia.

It stands at the intersection of Old and New Highway 29.

It was unveiled on November 11, 1931
with Senator Richard B. Russell
making the principal address in which
he retold the story of Nancy Hart and
the capture of the Tories.


Inscription reads:

ERECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE UNITED STATES
IN THE YEAR 1931 TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM OF NANCY HART.


DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
A PARTY OF BRITISH TORIES CAME TO HER HOME.

SINGLE HANDED SHE KILLED ONE AND WOUNDED ANOTHER.

THE REMAINDER OF THE PARTY SURRENDERED AND
WERE LATER HANGED BY
HER AND A FEW OF HER NEIGHBORS.




Picture taken by, Linda Jordan Poland, 1993



Pictures taken by, Linda Jordan Poland, 1993.
Contributed by Terri McDonald Hauk,
motfot@tdl.com

Presented by Barbara E. Johnson, bejhart@earthlink.net



[Nancy Morgan Hart Web Page] [Hart Quest-Places With HART]

Georgia
[Nancy Hart Park & Cabin, GA.] [Nancy Hart Hwy, GA.]
[Hart Co. GenWeb, GA] [John Benson Chapter, DAR, Hartwell, GA]

Kentucky
[Nancy HART Grave, Henderson Co., Ky.] [List of Descendants Book Cemetery]
[Nancy Morgan Hart Speech-DAR Henderson Co.]
[The Great Heritage] [Transylvania Park, Henderson Co., KY.]
[Will of John HART ] [Henderson Co., Ky., KyGenWeb Page]
[History of Henderson Co., Ky.] [ General Samuel Hopkins Chapter, DAR of Henderson Co., Ky.]



Thank you! Barbara E. Johnson, bejhart@earthlink.net

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