When the River Was King! Historical

When the River Was King! Historical (HM1WPV)

Location: Apalachicola, FL 32320 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 43.707', W 84° 58.997'

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History record the first shipment of cotton to leave this Port, arrived New York, 1822.
Beginning 1836, forty-three, three-storied brick, Cotton Warehouses and Brokerages lined Apalachicola's water front. Their granite-columned facades caused Apalachicola to be known as "The City of Granite Fronts." Cotton receipts were over 55,000 bales per year.

By 1840, 130,000 bales of cotton annually left this Port. Foreign and coastwise shipments amounted to between $6,000,000.00 and $8,000,000.00 yearly. Corresponding amounts of merchandise were received for transportation into the interior. Apalachicola was the third largest Cotton Port in the United States.
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The Apalachicola Board of Trade, 1860, in a resounding memorial to Congress, stated:

"We are the great depot of the State. We do more business than each and every portion of the State put together. This year we have done $14,000,000.00 worth of business."

In that year $13,000.00 was refused for a Water Street lot.

Between 1828 and 1928 two hundred and four "Sidewheelers" and "Sternwheelers"- Queens of the River, plied this waterway.

Long Live The Apalachicola!
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HM NumberHM1WPV
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials In Cooperation With The City of Apalachicola
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 695055 N 3290398
Decimal Degrees29.72845000, -84.98328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 43.707', W 84° 58.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 43' 42.42" N, 84° 58' 59.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175-199 Water St, Apalachicola FL 32320, US
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