<———<<<<On the site of the Habersham Cotton Mills stood the Habersham Iron Works and Manufacturing Co., incorporated in late 1837 when this section of the state was Indian country. Jarvis Van Buren, a cousin of President Martin Van Buren and a pioneer eastern railroad man, arrived in 1838 to operate the plant for its stockholders who included John C. Calhoun. In a region far from railroads necessary machines and supplies must have come by mule or ox wagon from Augusta. The iron mill operated for a few years, closed and reopened during the War Between the States when guns and cannon were urgently needed for the Confederacy.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 265155 N 3830581|
|Decimal Degrees||34.59021667, -83.56058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 35.413', W 83° 33.635'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 35' 24.78" N, 83° 33' 38.10" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6411 Stribling Rd, Demorest GA 30535, US|
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