Snapping Shoals - 1821

Snapping Shoals - 1821 (HM21V8)

Location: Covington, GA 30016 Newton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.233', W 83° 57.4'

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formerly Part of Henry County

Water power, fertile land and excellent fishing were major attractions. Early settlers built a sawmill, grist mill and other small industries. The town developed on both sides of the river and flourished in the 1900´s. In 1936 Snapping Shoals Power and Light Co. was the forerunner to Snapping Shoals E.M.C. which later moved to Covington. The original small hydro-turbine generators were still in use in 1996. A new road and bridge diverted traffic away from the town. In 1968, the last general store closed.
HM NumberHM21V8
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Landmarks Committee, Newton County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 225280 N 3709214
Decimal Degrees33.48721667, -83.95666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.233', W 83° 57.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 13.98" N, 83° 57' 24" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5600 GA-81, Covington GA 30016, US
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