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.

John Bowen Way, Winder, GA
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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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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