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Savannah Waterfront
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jkozik
N 32° 04.898 W 081° 05.462
17S E 491408 N 3549487
Quick Description: Savannah Waterfront Historical Marker. On River Street.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:12:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM2YZZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 53

Long Description:
Text from the sign: Savannah Waterfront -- The colony of Georgia began on Savannah's waterfront in 1733.
The riverfront has always played an important role in Georgia, whether as colonial port, exporter of cotton, or tourist destination.
The first commerical house below the bluff opened in 1744. Cotton dominated Savanah's exports throughout the nineteenth century.
Construction began in early 1800s for the multi-storied warehouse and "Factor's Walk," named for the cotton brokers whose offices were in the upper floors.
River Street was created in 1834 and cobbled with ballast stones.
The last cotton office on the waterfront closed in 1956.
River Street's revitalization began in 1977.
Erected by The Georgia Historical Society and the Savannah Waterfront Association.

Listed as "**Savannah Waterfront, GHS 25-7 on River Street at Visitor's Center behind City Hall, Savannah " on the web site: (visit link)
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: 25-7

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the marker, yourself at the marker, your gps at the marker, or anything specific to the text on the marker. And don't forget to enjoy your visit.
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