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Watson Mill Covered Bridge and Mill Historic District
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Watson Mill State Park in late Fall 2005
Nearest city Comer, Georgia
Built 1868
Architect W.W. King
NRHP reference No. 91001147
Added to NRHP September 5, 1991
Watson Mill State Park, GA, US (2)
Watson Mill State Park

Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a 1,018 acre (4.12 km²) Georgia state park located near Comer and Carlton on the South Fork of the Broad River. The park is named for the Watson Mill Bridge, the longest original-site covered bridge in Georgia, which spans 229 feet (69.73 meters) across the South Fork River. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Watson Mill Covered Bridge and Mill Historic District. The bridge, built in 1885, is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. Georgia once had over 200 covered bridges, but only 20 now remain. The park also offers a scenic nature trail and a new hiking/horse trail that winds through the thick forests and along the rivers edge.


  • 21 tent/trailer/RV sites
  • 3 pioneer camping sites
  • Group ahelter
  • 3 picnic shelters
  • Boat rental
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