If your computer is fairly high speed go to Google Maps http://maps.google.com/, type in 30457 on the search strip, use the satellite version, and use the tools to move and enlarge to study the Sandhill Lake area.
Slide around on the sector between I-16, US 221, Crooked Run Road, and GA 86 to see all the scenic dirt roads that the public used to enjoy that are now closed. You won't find it on published maps, but it's still on Google.
The construction of I-16 cut many dirt roads. A few frontage roads were built to connect some of the old dirt roads, but some became dead-end roads. As time went on, farms were sold and consolidated, and tilled land turned into planted trees. The satellite maps clearly show planted pines at various stages and scattered large pines indicating old forests. As single owners acquired property on each side of a dirt road, the county commissioners closed roads. One justification was that it benefited the land owner who acquired the road at no charge, and the county which had one road less to maintain; no harm except for those who love to travel dirt roads. One might question what the county did with the money saved by the reduced maintenance.
Although it is not shown on the new county map, Shiloh Cemetery Road is still open all the way to the Cemetery, but a bank of dirt stops travel just beyond the Cemetery. The pictures show a few scenes typical of what one would see on the many dirt roads of the past.
Shiloh Cemetery overlooking Sand Hill Lake
An old gravestone Laura Martin Youngblood
"As the twig is bent, so the tree grows."
Although the road dead ends, vehicles still meet.
Approved by Marlee