Winder, Georgia: Shortest Street in the U.S.

A small sidewalk plaque claims that John Bowen Way is the second shortest street in the USA, but others say that it's the shortest.

Address:
John Bowen Way, Winder, GA
Directions:
Southwest edge of town, at the junction of GA-81/S. Broad St. and S. Center St. A small brick inset into a sidewalk announces John Bowen Way's shortest street claim.
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John Bowen Way.

Shortest Street in Georgia

John Bowen Way is a street approximately 50 feet long that connects Center Street to Broad Street in Winder, Georgia. It is the shortest street in the U.S. with a traffic light. Although McKinley Street in Bellefontaine, Ohio, is listed as the Shortest Street in the U.S., I've visited and measured both, and John Bowen Way is shorter.

[Joe Bowen, 04/01/2020]

Measuring the length of active streets is a safety calamity waiting to happen, but we appreciate your dedication.


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