Pin Point Community

Pin Point Community (HM10NN)

Location: Savannah, GA 31406 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 57.233', W 81° 6.062'

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Pin Point was settled in 1896 by former slaves from Ossabaw, Green, and Skidaway Islands. Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church, founded in Pin Point in 1897, was a successor to Ossabaw's Hinder Me Not Church and also served as the community's school until a Rosenwald School opened in 1926. Construction of the Pin Point Hall followed, and it remains a focal point of the community. Pin Point was the site of several coastal industries including: shrimping, crabbing, and oyster harvesting operations. Among these seafood factories were Ben Bond and John Anderson Seafood, which opened in 1900, and A.S. Varn and Sons, which operated from 1926 to 1985. Pin Point is the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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HM NumberHM10NN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Rosenwald Schools series.
Marker Number25-40
Year Placed2011
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Pin Point Community Betterment Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 490452 N 3535328
Decimal Degrees31.95388333, -81.10103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.233', W 81° 6.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 13.98" N, 81° 6' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9622-9628 Lehigh Ave, Savannah GA 31406, US
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