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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Bank of Darien

 
 
Site of Bank of Darien Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Site of Bank of Darien Marker
Inscription. The old Bank of Darien, in its day the strongest Bank South of Philadelphia, was organized in 1818 with a Capital Stock of $1,000,000. The first Directors on the part of the State were: Thomas Spalding, Scott Cray, John McIntosh, James Troup, James Dunwoody; for the Stockholders: Calvin Baker, Barrington King, John Kell, Henry Hartford, Jonathan Sawyer.

With Branches in Savannah, Macon, Milledgeville, Marion, Dahlonega, Aruria and Augusta, the Bank of Darien was a powerful force in Agricultural and Commercial activities in Georgia. It also financed the gold fields of North Georgia and North Carolina.

An important factor in the economy of the South, the Bank was at one time the depository for $1,400,000 in Federal Revenues. The Bank of Darien became deeply involved in politics and during the latter years of its operation was the center of bitter controversy. Its charter was terminated by the State Legislature in 1841.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 22.094′ N, 81° 25.943′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh
Site of Bank of Darien Marker along Greene Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
2. Site of Bank of Darien Marker along Greene Street
County. Marker is on Franklin Street near Greene Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Vernon Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodists at Darien (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Cyprian's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); The Burning of Darien (about 700 feet away); Oglethorpe Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort King George (approx. 0.2 miles away); Darien (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darien.
 
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Site of Bank of Darien Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Site of Bank of Darien Marker
At Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church on Vernon Square
 
 
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