With the Lines: Quarterman Road Canopy Drivethroughs

The county has put down the lines on the road, so maybe they’re finished with the paving project. Here are drivethroughs with the lines.

The ribbon cutting is 10AM tomorrow, Thursday, 10 September 2009, at the north end of the north canopy. If you like trees, come see the ones we’ve got left.


From Valdosta go north on Bemiss Road, left on Cat Creek Road, left on Hambrick Road, left on Quarterman Road, and continue all the way around through the canopies until you see people.

From Hahira go east on 122, right on Hambrick Road, right on Quarterman Road, pass the subdivision and the fields, and you’ll see people.

North Canopy, southbound

South Canopy, southbound

South Canopy, northbound

North Canopy, northbound


So, what’s all this paving for?

Did the curve get less sharp?

So people can drive a little faster and not get dust on their cars.

Why Not?

And now a word from the late Paul Harvey:
Dirt Roads give character.

People that live at the end of Dirt Roads learn early on that life is a bumpy ride. That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it’s worth it, if at the end is home…a loving, happy family and a dog.

We wouldn’t have near the trouble with our educational system if our kids got their exercise walking a Dirt Road with other kids, from whom they learn how to get along.

There was less crime in our streets before they were paved. Criminals didn’t walk two dusty miles to rob or rape, if they knew they’d be welcomed by five barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun. And there were no drive-by shootings. Our values were better when our roads were worse!

People did not worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists were more courteous, they didn’t tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would choke you with dust and bust your windshield with rocks.

What if it rained and the Dirt Road got washed out? That was the best part, then you stayed home and had some family time, roasted marshmallows and popped popcorn and pony road on Daddy’s shoulders and learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody.

Written by Lee Pitts broadcast by Paul Harvey

There are plenty of paved roads in Lowndes County, and other dirt roads where the majority of residents actually do want them paved. Planning development close in to existing services might better stick close to existing services.

4 thoughts on “With the Lines: Quarterman Road Canopy Drivethroughs

  1. John C. Griffin

    Nearby only a few miles west, Coppage Road and Griffin Road were the pathways of my childhood home. Are they now paved and surrounded with curbs and gutters too? Is there anything left of the old Route One, Hahira river trails in the line of dirt roads?

  2. John Quarterman

    Coppage Road is next on the county’s paving list. They’ve done a survey, and are asking landowners to sell right of way. The county says it will save the canopy at the east end of Coppage, with curb and gutter. I’ll do a followup on that.
    I have to admit I’m not sure where the old Route One was. Can you specify?

  3. Rho Griffin

    Mr. Quarterman: My sister and I own both sides of Coppage Road off Skipper Bridge Road, after inheriting them from M. Batalo of Hahira. How can I reach you? I have been in communication with a resident on the road now that the County is wanting to pave it. I need additional information. The resident has been trying to keep us up-to-date but you have been through this. Thank you.

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