First Grain Elevator

First Grain Elevator (HMI0X)

Location: Griffin, GA 30224 Spalding County
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N 33° 11.137', W 84° 12.646'

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The first grain elevator in Georgia was completed at Orchard Hill in 1946 by the Swint Seed and Grain Co. The original unit with a capacity of 106,000 bushels was filled with the 1946 crop, drawing grain from 200 miles away. A second unit with a capacity of 130,000 bushels was completed in 1954 and a drier and feed mill added. The elevators are a testament to the courage, leadership and vision of the late State Senator Albert G. Swint (1890-1956) who built them. A leader in religion, agriculture, education and health, he served in both Houses of the General Assembly and as president of the Georgia and National Ginners Associations.
HM NumberHMI0X
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number126-11
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 760053 N 3675331
Decimal Degrees33.18561667, -84.21076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.137', W 84° 12.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 8.22" N, 84° 12' 38.76" W
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Area Code(s)770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3036-3040 Macon Rd, Griffin GA 30224, US
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