- 28.79 miles (46 km)
- Allow at least one hour for driving and a visit in Monticello
- No fees to drive the byway.
Pine forests and rolling pastures dominate the views along the Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway as it runs through Jasper County. This 29-mile byway emphasizes the rural and historic qualities of the area as it follows State Highways 11 and 83 heading north from the town of Monticello. Native Americans, as well as evangelical Methodist Circuit Riders, once used these routes as they crossed the state. Highway 83 was also part of the Seven Island Stagecoach Road that ran from Augusta to New Orleans and the Natchez Trace. Several individual structures as well as the central business district of Monticello have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (GA)
Discover a wildlife and birdwatcher's paradise while roaming the varied habitat of the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Take your hiking shoes and camera, perhaps even your tape recorder and camcorder, and enjoy the relaxation accompanying the wonders of nature. [more]
From Mansfield, travel approximately 3 miles south on GA HWY 11 and turn left at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center sign.
Several individual structures as well as the central business district of Monticello have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located at the intersection of State Highways 83 and 11.
Seven Island Stagecoach Road (GA)
Highway 83 was part of the Seven Island Stagecoach Road that ran from Augusta to New Orleans and the Natchez Trace
Located along Highway 83.
Shady Dale (GA)
Town of Shady Dale
Located on State Highway 83
Shady Dale Rodeo (GA)
Located in Shady Dale