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Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Snapping Shoals – 1821

formerly Part of Henry County

 
 
Snapping Shoals – 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 25, 2013
1. Snapping Shoals – 1821 Marker
Inscription.  Water power, fertile land and excellent fishing were major attractions. Early settlers built a sawmill, grist mill and other small industries. The town developed on both sides of the river and flourished in the 1900΄s. In 1936 Snapping Shoals Power and Light Co. was the forerunner to Snapping Shoals E.M.C. which later moved to Covington. The original small hydro-turbine generators were still in use in 1996. A new road and bridge diverted traffic away from the town. In 1968, the last general store closed.
 
Erected 1996 by The Landmarks Committee, Newton County Historical Society. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 33° 29.233′ N, 83° 57.4′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 81 and Georgia Route 212, on the right when traveling north on State Route 81. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington GA 30016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Snapping Shoals – 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 25, 2013
2. Snapping Shoals – 1821 Marker
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flies. Dr. James Thomas Gibson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Red Oak Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 7.2 miles away); Factory Shoals c. 1820 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Washington Street School (approx. 8.9 miles away); Old Starrsville Store (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Capture of Covington (approx. 9.3 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Snapping Shoals – 1821 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 25, 2013
3. Snapping Shoals – 1821 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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Aug. 15, 2022