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River Commerce - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.727 W 084° 59.801
16S E 688285 N 3593426
Quick Description: The River Commerce historic marker is mounted on a concrete pedestal and is located on “The River Walk” next to the Chattahoochee River at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2010 10:49:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM819M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 4

Long Description:

River Commercer


This wharf marks the head of navigation on the river. Before the damming of the river, a series of falls (about six hundred yards north of this point) blocked the passage of riverboats. The Georgia Legislature established Columbus in 1828 specifically as a “trading town’ to capitalize on the river's commercial potential. Until railroads reach the area and in the 1850s, the Chattahoochee served as the major artery in moving cotton from this region and world markets.

1983

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: none

Date: 1983

Sponsor: Unknown

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