The Savannah Lumber Company

The Savannah Lumber Company (HM1BXY)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 21.882', W 81° 24.984'

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Fort King George Historic Site

Taken approximately from where you are now standing, the photograph to the top left is of the Savannah Lumber Company's sawmill, circa 1905. The ruins of this mill are in front of you. At the beginning of the twentieth century, due to lack of conservation, large cypress and yellow pine trees up the Altamaha River were severely depleted. This brought an end to the much larger Hilton & Dodge lumber mill operating on this site. In its place was built this smaller, more efficient mill. This mill ran from 1905 until 1923 when the timber era in Darien came to a close due to depleted resources and decreasing demand. Also pictured below left is a 1918 Core of Engineers field survey map that shows a railroad tram running to this mill. A part of the Georgia Coast and Piedmont Railroad system, this tram brought logs from inland areas. Note how the railroad tram split as it approached the mill. The land shown at right was for transporting logs in, while the lane at left was for transporting cut timber back out. The old beds for these trams make up the nature trail on this site.
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 12:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 460399 N 3470095
Decimal Degrees31.36470000, -81.41640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 21.882', W 81° 24.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 21' 52.92" N, 81° 24' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1475-1509 McIntosh Rd, Darien GA 31305, US
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