St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Industry finds St. Marys
Logs to Lumber
— St. Marys History Walk —
Prior to the 1860s, commercial logging occurred primarily along navigable streams where logs could be floated to downstream ports. “Johnstone’s Mills” was clearly marked on a 1790 map of the local area and, in 1802, Archibald Clark built his mill on the St. Marys River. Early sawmills were primitive and labor-intensive. Progress came with water power and upright saws, then steam power and circular saws. Logs, pilings and finished lumber were all loaded onto ships from St. Marys’ docks. The last downtown St. Marys sawmill burned in the mid-1930s.
Erected 2016 by Thomas J. & Jane Treat Canning.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 43.3′ N, 81° 33.247′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bartlett Street and St Marys Street West, on the left when traveling north. Located Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Bartlett St, Saint Marys GA 31558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Industry finds St. Marys: (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Industry finds St. Marys: (here, next to this marker); The Forgotten Battle’s (a few steps from this marker); The Forgotten Battle (a few steps from this marker); Weathering (a few steps from this marker); The Last Battles of The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Ships Under Sail: (a few steps from this marker); Shipbuilding Launched in St. Marys (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
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