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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pin Point Community

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
1. Pin Point Community Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2011 by Georgia Historical Society and the Pin Point Community Betterment Association. (Marker Number 25-40.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 31° 57.233′ N, 81° 6.062′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and Pin Point Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Lehigh Avenue. Touch for map. The marker stands at the edge
Pin Point Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
2. Pin Point Community Marker
The marker at the Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church Cemetery, with the church in the background
of the Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brick Pillar (approx. half a mile away); Bethesda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Colonial Shipyard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Beaulieu Plantation (approx. 1.5 miles away); Capture of the USS "Water Witch" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Vernonburg (approx. 1.7 miles away); Noble Jones’ “Wormslow” (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nicholsonboro (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
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Pin Point Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
3. Pin Point Community Marker
Looking northwest: Lehigh Avenue is on the left, and Pin Point Avenue on the right.
Pin Point Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
4. Pin Point Community Marker
Looking east on Pin Point Avenue; the "Welcome to Pin Point" sign notes that Pin Point is the birthplace of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Justice Clarence Thomas image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Justice Clarence Thomas
The official Supreme Court of the United States portrait of Justice Clarence Thomas, born in Pin Point Community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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