Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp (HM9IO)

Location: Fargo, GA 31631 Clinch County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 40.524', W 82° 33.27'

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Okefenokee, "Land of the Trembling Earth", was named by its early inhabitants, the Seminole Indians. Acquired by the Federal Government in 1937 for a national wildlife refuge, its more than 600 square miles make it the largest preserved swampland in the country. Fed by rain, small streams and springs, the swamp is 110 to 130 feet above sea level. The pure fresh water of the Okefenokee forms the headwaters of the St. Marys and Suwanee Rivers. The St. Marys flows into the Atlantic Ocean and the Suwanee, immortalized by Stephen Collins Foster, flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
HM NumberHM9IO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number032-3
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 351088 N 3394659
Decimal Degrees30.67540000, -82.55450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.524', W 82° 33.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 31.44" N, 82° 33' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-65 Barton St, Fargo GA 31631, US
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