Hwy. 301 in Glennville is no longer known as Downing Musgrove Hwy. The four-laned road through town was officially renamed Veterans Boulevard during a ceremony held Tuesday, June 30.
The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located on the northern side of town and is the foundation for the new name.
“We are proud of having the cemetery in Glennville and think it’s appropriate to rename Hwy. 301 as Veterans Boulevard,” said Glennville Mayor Jean Bridges. “Visitors to our city will be able to associate the name with the state cemetery.”
A brief ceremony was held at the entrance to the facility and Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Pete Wheeler was the guest speaker. After the official dedication of the signs, they were picked up and posted throughout town Tuesday.
“Downing Musgrove was on the State Hwy. board and was responsible for four-laning 301 to Claxton,” said Brent Walker. “It was appropriate at that time to name the highway in his honor but even more so to rename it today in honor of the cemetery.”