ROAD SIGNS OF GEORGIA

All photos taken by Mark O'Neil unless otherwise noted

Updated March 2, 2002

INTERSTATE SIGNS

(April 2000) Current Georgia Interstate sign. Georgia is still putting the state name on its signs albeit in a very small font.

(April 2000) Three routes on one sign. This sign hangs in downtown Atlanta.

US HIGHWAY SIGNS

Older cut-out US shield. This sign is screened aluminum and appears to have Scotchlite reflectorization. (Photo from Joe Koehler)

Another older cut-out US shield. Note that the divider doesn't extend to the edges of the shield. (Photo from Joe Koehler)

A third cut-out US shield. This shield is embossed. (Photo from Joe Koehler)

Another US cut-out shield. This embossed sign has finely crushed glass applied to the paint to make it reflective. (Collection of Robert Edgar)

STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

Current style Georgia state route marker. These have been in use since the late 1960's. (My collection)

Older cut-out Georgia state highway sign. These were the signs in use immediately before the current style. (Photo by Joe Koehler)

Another cut-out Georgia state highway sign. This reflectorized screened sign was used from the late 1940's to the mid-1960's. (Photo by Joe Koehler)

Cut-out Georgia state sign. Compare this map of Georgia with the map above. (Photo from Joe Koehler)

An older non-cutout Georgia state sign. This sign was probably used in the 1950's. (Photo from Joe Koehler)

Yet another cut-out Georgia state highway sign. This embossed sign was used between 1938 and the late 1940's. (Photo by Joe Koehler)

Very early GA route signs had yellow backgrounds. This was discouraged by AASHTO, which wanted to reserve yellow for warning signs. This sign has a reflective crushed-glass background. (Collection of Robert Edgar)

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