Port of Darien

Port of Darien (HM6T6)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 22.09', W 81° 26.121'

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Situated ten miles from the Atlantic near the mouth of the Altamaha River, Darien attained prominence as a seaport in the 1820s. Rice and upland cotton from Georgia`s interior were shipped from the waterfront. From 1870 to 1900, Darien served as the leading international timber center on the east coast through the milling and shipment of yellow pine and cypress rafted down the Altamaha River. With the decline of the timber trade, Darien turned to the commercial harvest of seafood and was homeport to one of Georgia`s largest shrimp boat fleets by the 1940s
HM NumberHM6T6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number95-3
Year Placed2003
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Lower Altamaha Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458599 N 3470487
Decimal Degrees31.36816667, -81.43535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.09', W 81° 26.121'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 5.40" N, 81° 26' 7.26" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 430 GA-25, Darien GA 31305, US
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