Cooling Vat

Cooling Vat (HM29N9)

Location: Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 White County
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N 34° 41.195', W 83° 40.566'

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Slaves quarried and hand-chiseled this two-ton stone trough. Cool water preserved perishable foods, such as butter, cream and milk, in clay pots on the shelves of this 19th century refrigerator. Slave labor contributed to the settlement of this area in many ways. They cleared the land, mined for gold, worked in mills, and were assigned all manner of menial chores, labor-intensive and dangerous jobs. Bricks used in the construction of the White County Courthouse in Cleveland, Georgia were handmade with local clay by black people who were enslaved by the contractor. In 1859, the county courthouse was completed with slave labor. During this time in history, enslaved African Americans were considered property and referred to as human chattel.
HM NumberHM29N9
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Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254842 N 3841546
Decimal Degrees34.68658333, -83.67610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.195', W 83° 40.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 11.7" N, 83° 40' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, US
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