Henry Ford at Richmond Hill

Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (HM10NB)

Location: Richmond Hill, GA 31324 Bryan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 56.65', W 81° 18.45'

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In 1925, Henry Ford of Detroit, Mich., a leading American automobile pioneer who perfected the assembly line concept of auto manufacturing, began acquiring large tracts of land on both sides of the nearby Ogeechee River. He sponsored extensive agricultural and forestry operations, providing the impoverished area with much-needed employment opportunities. Ford also implemented numerous civic improvements for the people of the Ways Station-Richmond Hill community, including medical, educational and cultural. Near here, on the river, Henry and Clara Ford built their winter home, Richmond, in 1936. Ford was active in the local community until his death in 1947.
HM NumberHM10NB
Year Placed2012
Placed ByCoastal Bryan Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470937 N 3534288
Decimal Degrees31.94416667, -81.30750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 56.65', W 81° 18.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 56' 39.00" N, 81° 18' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10385 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US
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