Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate

Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (HM9R7)

Location: Tate, GA 30177 Pickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 24.841', W 84° 23.195'

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The Georgia Marble Company began in 1884 as one of many small marble quarrying operations in the region. In 1905 Colonel Sam Tate became the company's president, continuing in that position until his death in 1938. Georgia Marble Company stone can befound in monuments and public buildings around the world, including the Lincoln Memorial and the twenty-four columns of the east front of the U.S. Capitol inWashington, D.C. As the Village of Tate's largest employer, Georgia Marble Company provided housing, recreational facilities, and schools for workers and their families. Construction of a company power plant made Tate the first electrified town in the area.
HM NumberHM9R7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number112-1
Year Placed2007
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Marble Valley Friends, Inc., Tate Community Association, Amicolola Garden Club, and the Pickens County Government
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740196 N 3811160
Decimal Degrees34.41401667, -84.38658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 24.841', W 84° 23.195'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 24' 50.46" N, 84° 23' 11.70" W
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Area Code(s)770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 387 N Railroad St, Tate GA 30177, US
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