The Tonge Factory

The Tonge Factory (HM11NK)

Location: Bainbridge, GA 39817 Decatur County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 54.758', W 84° 34.024'

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The Tonge Factory, owned by S. D. Tonge, stood on the South bank of the Flint river one-fourth mile West of here. The cloth produced by this plant was used by the women of Bainbridge to make uniforms for the Confederate soldiers of Decatur county. The factory also supplied the county's needy with cotton yarn during the critical period of the War Between the States. In July, 1864, Mr. Tonge gave the Macon Hospital enough cotton to produce 1,200 mattresses for the comfort of the sick and wounded Confederate soldiers sent to Macon from battle areas.
HM NumberHM11NK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number043-3
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 732507 N 3422456
Decimal Degrees30.91263333, -84.56706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.758', W 84° 34.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 45.48" N, 84° 34' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1902 Albany Rd, Bainbridge GA 39817, US
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