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Valdosta in Lowndes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Cotton Exchange

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Site of Cotton Exchange Marker
Inscription. This corner, Wall Street and West Hill Ave., was the site of the largest inland Sea Island cotton market in the world in 1910. Because of this cotton market, Valdosta was named the center of cotton production in South Georgia and was also rated the richest city per capita in the U.S. The railroads were the life line that connected Valdosta to its market centers and led to the economic growth of the town.
 
Erected 1993 by The Valdosta Town Committee.
 
Location. 30° 49.83′ N, 83° 16.753′ W. Marker is in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County. Marker is on West Hill Avenue (U.S. 84) 0 miles west of South Patterson Street (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker stands at the former Wall Street, now an entrance to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Valdosta GA 31601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nationsbank (within shouting distance of this marker); Troop Encampment Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lowndes County (about 800 feet away); Old Carnegie Library
Site of Cotton Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Site of Cotton Exchange Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Valdosta Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christian Science Church (approx. mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Valdosta.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Site of Cotton Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Site of Cotton Exchange Marker
Looking east on West Hill Avenue (US 84) at the intersection with Patterson Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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