>>>———>The first grain elevator in Georgia was completed at Orchard Hill in 1946 by the Swint Seed and Grain Co. The original unit with a capacity of 106,000 bushels was filled with the 1946 crop, drawing grain from 200 miles away. A second unit with a capacity of 130,000 bushels was completed in 1954 and a drier and feed mill added. The elevators are a testament to the courage, leadership and vision of the late State Senator Albert G. Swint (1890-1956) who built them. A leader in religion, agriculture, education and health, he served in both Houses of the General Assembly and as president of the Georgia and National Ginners Associations.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 760053 N 3675331|
|Decimal Degrees||33.18561667, -84.21076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 11.137', W 84° 12.646'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 11' 8.22" N, 84° 12' 38.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3036-3040 Macon Rd, Griffin GA 30224, US|
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