Oldest Industry in Charlton

Oldest Industry in Charlton (HM9EE)

Location: Folkston, GA 31537 Charlton County
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N 30° 47.791', W 82° 2.126'

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This mill pond marks the site of Major Archibald Clark's sawmill, the oldest industry in what is now Charlton County. Built about 1802, this mill with upright saws was operated by water power, and lumber shipped down the St. Marys River.

Major Clark was Collector of the Port of St. Marys, and during the War of 1812 refused the demand of the British to turn over to them all Government funds. In reprisal, British forces ascended the St. Marys to burn Major Clark's mill. They were turned back by Capt Wm. Cone with 28 men, and the mill was saved to operate for many years, until suplanted by steam mills.
HM NumberHM9EE
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number024-5
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 400939 N 3407509
Decimal Degrees30.79651667, -82.03543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 47.791', W 82° 2.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 47' 47.46" N, 82° 2' 7.56" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 247-249 Okefenokee Pkwy, Folkston GA 31537, US
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