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WHEN THE RIVER WAS KING
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Coinseekers
N 29° 43.707 W 084° 58.997
16R E 695055 N 3290398
Quick Description: Located at the end of Avenue D near Water Street Docks. Apalachicola,Fla.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 8:36:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM7BAB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 21

Long Description:
History record the first shipment of cotton to leave this Port, arrived New York, 1822. Beginning 1836, forty-three, three- storied brick, Cotton Warehouses and Brokerages lined Apalachicola's waterfront. Their granite-columned facades caused Apalachicola to be known as "The City of Granite Fronts." Cotton receipts were over 55,000 bales per year. By 1840, 130,000 bales of cotton annually left this Port. Foreign and coastwise shipments amounted to between $6,000,000.00 and $8,000,000.00 yearly. Corresponding amounts of merchandise were received for transportation into the interior. Apalachicola was the third largest Cotton Port in the United States. The Apalachicola Board of Trade, 1860, in a resounding memorial to Congress, stated: "We are the great depot of the State. We do more business than each and every portion of the State put together. This year we have done $14,000,000.00 worth of business." In that year $13,000.00 was refused for a Water Street lot. Between 1828 and 1928 two hundred and four "Sidewheelers" and "Sternwheelers", Queens of the River, plied this waterway. Long Live The Apalachicola!
Marker Number: F-121

Date: 1964

County: Franklin

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation With The City of Apalachicola

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