Banks Dairy Farm

Banks Dairy Farm (HM20OA)

Location: Statesboro, GA 30458 Bulloch County
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N 32° 28.362', W 81° 51.593'

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The Banks Dairy Farm was operated on this site and included 900 acres of cultivated land combined with dairying operations. David Callaway Banks, born April 8, 1882, in Bulloch County, Georgia, was the founder of Banks Dairy Farm and The City Dairy Company. D. C. Banks married Sarah Juliann Brannen in 1906 and in 1908 purchased the first part of what was to become Banks Dairy Farm. In 1932 D. C. Banks purchased an adjoining farm from his father-in-law, James Gross Brannen, dramatically expanding the farm.

The main concentration of the Banks Dairy Farm was dairy operations with most of the milk going to the family owned City Dairy Company. The farm also produced other livestock, wheat, cotton, tobacco, peanuts, watermelon and corn.

Each of the children of D. C. and Annie Banks performed specific jobs on the farm under the overall supervision of D. C. Osborne was in charge of the plant in town, Lonnie in charge of milking, Edwin in charge of feed crops, and Henry handled milk. Other children included Nina, Grace, Martha Ann and Bernard. The dairying operations of the farm ended in 1982 with the sale to Coble Dairy.
HM NumberHM20OA
Placed ByThe Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 419197 N 3593158
Decimal Degrees32.47270000, -81.85988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.362', W 81° 51.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 21.72" N, 81° 51' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6401-6699 Banks Dairy Rd, Statesboro GA 30458, US
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