Queen City of the Chattahoochee

Queen City of the Chattahoochee (HMVPS)

Location: Fort Gaines, GA 39851 Clay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 36.208', W 85° 2.933'

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Known by the Indians as A-Con-Hollo-Way Tal-lo fa (Highland Town), Fort Gaines, established as a frontier fort in 1816 by Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, was chartered as a town in 1830 and named for Gen Gaines. A shipping point for cotton planters for many miles on both sides of the river, it was the most important point between Apalachicola and Columbus until the railroads in 1858. Huge warehouse along the river held thousands of bales of cotton for shipping in large steamboats. Traces of a slide down the bluff to the warehouse still exist. The Hartford Road was a main traffic artery. First merchants were Hartwell Tarver, John Brochman and John Dill.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number030-4
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 685098 N 3498136
Decimal Degrees31.60346667, -85.04888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 36.208', W 85° 2.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 36' 12.48" N, 85° 2' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 305 Washington St, Fort Gaines GA 39851, US
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