Savannah-Ogeechee Canal

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal (HMWA7)

Location: Savannah, GA 31419 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 1.344', W 81° 18.94'

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Chartered in 1824, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was constructed between 1826 and 1830 by African and Irish laborers who moved thousands of cubic yards of earth. A boon to Georgia's economy, the canal moved cotton, rice, bricks, and natural fertilizer. The lumber industry revived canal usage following a Civil War-era lull, but a yellow fever epidemic blamed on the canal caused a further decline. the canal closed in the early 1890's as the Central of Georgia Railroad served transportation needs. Beginning at the Savannah River, the canal comprises six locks and 16.5 miles, ending at the Ogeechee River.
HM NumberHMWA7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-16
Year Placed2003
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society, Chatham County, and the City of Savannah
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 470190 N 3542962
Decimal Degrees32.02240000, -81.31566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.344', W 81° 18.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 20.64" N, 81° 18' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)912, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 684 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah GA 31419, US
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