Troupville River Park Kiosk 2022-07-02

A tour around the future site of Troupville River Camp and River Park, at and near the Little River Confluence with the Withlacoochee River, just west of Valdosta, on GA 133 at Val Tech Road, off of I-75 Exit 18. Included are some more pictures of that old dam site and the likely location of the Thomasville Stage Road Bridge on the Little River. Withlacoochee River pictures include the proposed takeout for Troupville River Camp, a slough, and several cleared deadfalls. Plus Old Broad Street. All this could go on a kiosk for Troupville River Park.

[Collage, Troupville, 2022-07-02]
Collage, Troupville, 2022-07-02

Using datapoints from this and other walkarounds, this map includes the apparent routes of two streets of old Troupville, the seat of Lowndes County before Valdosta: Broad Street, running north and south, and the Thomasville Stage Road, coming in from the west, joining at Troupville Town Square, where Swain’s Hotel and Tavern was. Archaeology is needed to confirm or disprove these routes, and to find other streets and sites.

[Map: Troupville River Park]
Map: Troupville River Park in the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

[Old Thomasville Stage Road Bridge, 09:21:22, 30.8509301, -83.3481123]
Old Thomasville Stage Road Bridge, 09:21:22, 30.8509301, -83.3481123

[North Troupville Little River Fishing, 09:25:31, 30.8499694, -83.3482924]
North Troupville Little River Fishing, 09:25:31, 30.8499694, -83.3482924

[Little River Confluence, 09:35:37, 30.8472453, -83.3474851]
Little River Confluence, 09:35:37, 30.8472453, -83.3474851

[Likely river access, Troupville River Camp, 09:39:10, 30.8465209, -83.3472641]
Likely river access, Troupville River Camp, 09:39:10, 30.8465209, -83.3472641

[Why no farther upstream: sandbar rapids, 09:40:31, 30.8463003, -83.3475333]
Why no farther upstream: sandbar rapids, 09:40:31, 30.8463003, -83.3475333

[Former DF1 logjam cleared, 09:41:57, 30.8458848, -83.3474451]
Former DF1 logjam cleared, 09:41:57, 30.8458848, -83.3474451

[Blondie eyes the Withlacoochee River, 09:42:55, 30.8459370, -83.3473878]
Blondie eyes the Withlacoochee River, 09:42:55, 30.8459370, -83.3473878

[Former DF2 logjam cleared, 09:46:11, 30.8453862, -83.3471698]
Former DF2 logjam cleared, 09:46:11, 30.8453862, -83.3471698

[Limbs and roots, 09:48:00, 30.8453294, -83.3470796]
Limbs and roots, 09:48:00, 30.8453294, -83.3470796

[Former DF3 Big log cleared, 09:49:23, 30.8447547, -83.3475775]
Former DF3 Big log cleared, 09:49:23, 30.8447547, -83.3475775

[Blondie, tea-colored river, logjam, 09:51:26, 30.8453839, -83.3473251]
Blondie, tea-colored river, logjam, 09:51:26, 30.8453839, -83.3473251

[Slough, 09:57:09, 30.8466553, -83.3464687]
Slough, 09:57:09, 30.8466553, -83.3464687

[A trail? 10:00:46, 30.8471930, -83.3460670]
A trail? 10:00:46, 30.8471930, -83.3460670

[Red metal, 10:07:05, 30.8493070, -83.3460560]
Red metal, 10:07:05, 30.8493070, -83.3460560

[Tung oil trees, 10:07:24, 30.8495181, -83.3463772]
Tung oil trees, 10:07:24, 30.8495181, -83.3463772

[Pond at Troupville Town Square, 10:09:53, 30.8499342, -83.3463053]
Pond at Troupville Town Square, 10:09:53, 30.8499342, -83.3463053

[Blondie heads up Old Broad Street, 10:10:40, 30.8499342, -83.3463053]
Blondie heads up Old Broad Street, 10:10:40, 30.8499342, -83.3463053

[White bucket, 10:13:55, 30.8512380, -83.3451330]
White bucket, 10:13:55, 30.8512380, -83.3451330

[Park entrance, 10:16:55, 30.8525340, -83.3450000]
Park entrance, 10:16:55, 30.8525340, -83.3450000

[Black bucket, 10:23:25, 30.8523084, -83.3465640]
Black bucket, 10:23:25, 30.8523084, -83.3465640

[Troup Bridge, 10:26:08, 30.8523168, -83.3466514]
Troup Bridge, 10:26:08, 30.8523168, -83.3466514

[A Troupville Dam timber, 10:29:23, 30.8519438, -83.3471898]
A Troupville Dam timber, 10:29:23, 30.8519438, -83.3471898

There are more pictures on the WWALS website.

For some history of old Troupville, see:

Thanks to Suzy Hall for uncovering those last three items. More Troupville History later.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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