Near Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Banks Dairy Farm
The main concentration of the Banks Dairy Farm was dairy operations with most of the milk going to the family owned City Dairy Company. The farm also produced other livestock, wheat, cotton, tobacco, peanuts, watermelon and corn.
Each of the children of D. C. and Annie Banks performed specific jobs on the farm under the overall supervision of D. C. Osborne was in charge of the plant in town, Lonnie in charge of milking, Edwin in charge of feed crops, and Henry handled milk. Other children included Nina, Grace, Martha Ann and Bernard. The dairying operations of the farm ended in 1982 with the sale to Coble Dairy.
Erected by The Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 32° 28.362′ N, 81° 51.593′ W. Marker is near Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Banks Dairy Road, 0 miles west of Nesmith Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on Banks Dairy Road less than 100 yards northwest of the Nesmith Road intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6319 Banks Dairy Road, Statesboro GA 30459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Hill School and Community (approx. 3˝ miles away); Willow Hill Elementary School for Negroes (approx. 3.6 miles away); Akins’ Mill Pond / The Families of Akins’ Mill Pond (approx. 3.9 miles away); Skirmish at Statesboro (approx. 4.1 miles away); Statesboro High and Industrial School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Statesboro's First BBQ Restaurant (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Statesboro (approx. 4.7 miles away); Brannen Buildings (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statesboro.
Regarding Banks Dairy Farm. The Banks Family house stands across Banks
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.