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The original item was published from May 26, 2021 4:28 PM to May 27, 2021 9:12 AM
The Study Boundary for the South Douglas Scenic Byway covers an area that is approximately one mile north of the corridor. Southern and western corridor boundaries generally end at the county line. The first segment identified for analysis is the area along Highway 92 & 166 that begins at Fairburn Road and runs to the county line near the Campbellton roundabout. It is developed with the most traditional suburban residential characteristics of the corridor. However, by the time you get to the Campbellton roundabout and continue to travel down Highway 166, it has transitioned to more agricultural and rural residential land use patterns.
Which intrinsic qualities are reflected in this segment?
Scenic Byway designation evaluates the archaeological, historical, cultural, natural, recreational and scenic qualities of the land use along a corridor. The study area of this segment of the Scenic Byway captures the following resources.
Archaeological/ Historical Qualities
In 1999, Douglas County completed a survey of historic resources. Several properties were identified in the vicinity of the historic Campbellton community. Though these resources may not rise to the level of individual National Register listing, it is possible that they could contribute a resources in a district for the historic Campbellton community.
Historic Campbellton was the County Seat of old Campbell County. Campbell County was created by the Georgia Legislature in 1828. Douglas County was created from portions of Campbell and other counties in 1870. The Campbellton Ferry traversed the Chattahoochee River until well into the mid-20th century. The site of the old ferry launch is in the this segment.
Scenic / Natural Qualities
There are several wooded and undeveloped tracts of land along this corridor. However, compared with other segments of the proposed Scenic Byway, this area has seen more inquiries for the development of these tracts for new, residential neighborhoods. Floodplain creates environmentally sensitive areas and limits some of the area for development along on the Chattahoochee River and Anneewakee Creek.
Other areas of development along the corridor including institutional uses, such as Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Victory Baptist Church; and New Manchester High School. There are multiple single-family neighborhoods, developed mostly between 1960 and 2010, including: