Fullers Earth - Side 2(Text on Old Marker)Fullers Earth, a clay used for bleaching petroleum oil, has been refined near here since 1907. The name is derived from its earlier use of fulling or cleaning the grease from wool. Georgia has led the production of Fullers Earth since 1924.
Fullers Earth is any nonplastic clay or claylike earthy material that can be used to filter animal, mineral, and vegetable oils. It is composed mainly of alumina, silica, iron oxides, lime, magnesia, and water, in extremely variable proportions
|Series||This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series|
|Placed By||Friends of Attapulgus High School|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 740678 N 3404451|
|Decimal Degrees||30.74868333, -84.48586667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 44.921', W 84° 29.152'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 44' 55.26" N, 84° 29' 9.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 169-225 Englehard Way, Attapulgus GA 39815, US|
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