Savannah Waterfront

Savannah Waterfront (HM2PA)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.898', W 81° 5.462'

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The colony of Georgia began on Savannah's waterfront in 1733. The riverfront has always played an important role in Georgia, whether as a colonial port, exporter of cotton, or tourist destination. The first commercial house below the bluff opened in 1744. Cotton dominated Savannah's exports throughout the nineteenth century. Construction began in early 1800s for the multi-storied warehouses and "Factor's Walk," named for the cotton brokes whose offices were in the upper floors. River Street, was created in 1834 and cobbled with ballast stones. The last cotton office on the waterfront was closed in 1956. River Street's revitalization began in 1977.
HM NumberHM2PA
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-7
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and the Savannah Waterfront Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491409 N 3549487
Decimal Degrees32.08163333, -81.09103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.898', W 81° 5.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 53.88" N, 81° 5' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-78 E River St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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