Mercer Auto Camp

Mercer Auto Camp (HM3HC)

Location: Savannah, GA 31406 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 0.421', W 81° 3.925'

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In 1910 and 1911 the Mercer Automobile Company of Trenton, New Jersey made entries in the Great Savannah races. Washington Roebling II , the only company owner who drove in the races, and driver Hughie Hughes led teams in several light car and grand prix events. Hughes won the 222.82 mile 1911 Savannah Challenge Race, running at an average speed of 70 mph. The camp,built on this site along the race course, provided housing for team members; garage space; and storage space for spare parts, fuel and other necessities. It was destroyed by Hurricane David in 1979.
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HM NumberHM3HC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number25-103
Year Placed1995
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 5:41am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 493821 N 3541215
Decimal Degrees32.00701667, -81.06541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.421', W 81° 3.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 25.26" N, 81° 3' 55.50" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6106-6204 La Roche Ave, Savannah GA 31406, US
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