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Textile and Banking Pioneer – GHM 106-21 – Columbus, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 30.561 W 084° 58.189
16S E 690710 N 3598711
Quick Description: The Textile and Banking Pioneer State historic marker is located at Hamilton Rd near 47th St, Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2010 8:07:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM8PZ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

Textile and Banking Pioneer

Site of the home of William H. Young (1807- 1894), a native of the State of New York who migrated to Georgia at the age of 17. Visiting the site of Columbus a year before the city was established, he made his way through the dense forest to the banks of the Chattahoochee River, watched the mass of wildly tumbling waters of the country´s furthest-South waterfalls, and envisioned a great textile industry for Columbus. He was the leading spirit in the organization and building on that site, in 1851, of the Eagle Mill, predecessor of the Eagle and Phenix Mills, textile manufacturers. He was president of the company for a period and also served as secretary-treasurer. During the War Between the States he served as Fiscal Agent for the Confederate States of America and equipped with his own funds a cavalry unit of which his son, Alfred L. Young, was captain. Mr. Young was one of the organizers of the Bank of Columbus, in 1856, and was its president. He was one of the organizers of The Georgia Home insurance company.

GHM 106-21 Georgia Historical Commission 1955

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 106-21

Date: 1955

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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