River Commerce Historical

River Commerce Historical (HM1WZF)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.726', W 84° 59.801'

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This wharf marks the head of
navigation on the river, before the
damming of the river. A series of
falls (about six hundred yards north
of this point) blocked the passage of
riverboats. The Georgia Legislature
established Columbus in 1828
specifically as a "trading town" to
capitalize on the river's commercial
potential. Until railroads reached
the area in the 1850s, the
Chattahoochee served as the major
artery in moving cotton from this
region to world markets.
Year Placed1983
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688285 N 3593425
Decimal Degrees32.46210000, -84.99668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.726', W 84° 59.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 43.56" N, 84° 59' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chattahoochee Riverwalk (Columbus), Columbus GA 31901, US
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