First Grain Elevator-GHM-126-11-Spalding County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sprinterman
N 33° 11.140 W 084° 12.640
16S E 760062 N 3675336
Quick Description: Old US 41 (College Road) at Orchard Hill
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 8:10:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM4GQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
The first grain elevator in Georgia was completed at Orchard Hill in 1946 by the Swint Seed and Grain Co. The original unit with a capacity of 106,000 bushels was filled with the 1946 crop, drawing grain from 200 miles away. A second unit with a capacity of 130,000 bushels was completed in 1954 and a drier and feed mill added, The elevators are a testament to the courage, leadership and vision of the late State Senator Albert G. Swint (1890-1956) who built them. A leader in religion, agriculture, education and health, he served in both Houses of the General Assembly and as president of the Georgia and National Ginners Associations.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 126-11

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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