70 mile journey along the southern boundary of Telfair County along the Ocmulgee River provided by Telfair County historian, Guy Bland.
The Ocmulgee River was known as the "River of Bubbling Water"
*Some of the below locations still exist today
Beginning at Dodge County:
1) McCranie's Landing-"The Boatyard": Proceeding downstream there were numerous spring fed creeks on both sides of the river.
2)Mossy Log: An Oxbow lake that was a spring fed creek.
3)Mouth of Spring Lake: Spring fed creek.
*4)Dodge's Old Lake: Was also known as "Willcox Lake". John Willcox built poleboats at this location. Spring fed lake; Dodge Sawmil and Tram road -1886
5) Oscewickee Springs-Spring fed creek.
*6)Big Horse Creek: "Al-ka-sac-ki-li-ki Creek" which means "Kettle Boiling in Creek"
7)Pilings: Long line of staggered posts constructed to help maintain a deep river channel for steamboat traffic.
8)Telfair Mound: "Indian Mound"
9) Tiger Leap: Highest Bluff estimated at 60 feet.
10): Yellow Bluff: river changed-located on oxbow lake.
11) Boney's Ferry-Public ferry between China Hill and Fitzgerald, tram railroad, steamboat landing.
12)Paramore's Landing-Early pioneer, John Paramore operatd a "public house"-Saloon.
13)Mobley's Bluff (Ben Hill side): Steamboat landing. Captain John Mobley is buried in a family cemetery beside US 319.
14)Red Bluff: Coffee Co. Side.
*15)Barrs Bluff: Coffee County Side with railroad to Broxton.
16)Coffee's Bluff-Pioneer Plantation Owner, General John Coffee operated a steamboat landing here. He was a road commissioner. Built a road from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, FL 1822.
17)Sunk Boat: Also known as Steamboat Lake (oxbow). General Manning-boiler exploded there in 1860 killing 14 people.
*18)Flat Tub Landing:Coffee County side
*19)Scuffle Bluff:Telfair Co. Side. Steamboat Landing. Site of a new boat ramp.
*20)Rocky Hammock: Jeff Davis County side; first rock formations.
21)Telephone Cable: Underwater Bell Telephone line.
*22)Montgomery Lake: Oxbow lake. World Record Largemouth Bass caught here.
*23)Stave's Landing: Telfair Side; named for Barrell Staves made from green Ash trees.
*24)Horse Creek: lower boundary of Horse Creek WMA>
25)Dodge's Old Boom: Telfair side; 1877; Tram Railroad to the river. Logs were made into timer rafts and floated to mills in Darien.
*26)Burkett's Ferry Landing: Jeff Davis side; public ferry between Jeff Davis and Telfair Counties.
27)McRae's Landing: Telfair side; site of last timber raft in 1982.
*28)Lumber City Landing: Hwy 341 bridge.
*29)Little Ocmulgee River: Also known by its Indian name "Auchenhatchee River"; forms the eastern boundary of Telfair County.