St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Industry finds St. Marys
Canning in Camden
— St. Marys History Walk —
In 1912, three canning plants began operations in St. Marys. “Davis and Brandon” had a plant near Oak Grove cemetery specializing in the preservation of local shrimp, string beans and sweet potatoes. The Hardee Brothers canned shrimp at their plant on the waterfront, and Georgia Canners, Inc. canned prawns, shrimp, and vegetables on the North River.
In 1917, a pogy processing plant was located on the east side of downtown. Pogy, an Atlantic fish, was cooked, pressed and the oil shipped in tank cars to Procter and Gamble for the manufacture of soap. Fish scrap was sent to Savannah and made into fertilizer.
Erected 2016 by St. Marys Downtown Development Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 30° 43.308′ N, 81° 33.222′ 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 travelingTouch 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. The Washington Pump & Oak (here, next to this marker); Georgia’s Spanish Period (here, next to this marker); The Tragic Acadians (a few steps from this marker); The Birth of a City (a few steps from this marker); International Border Town (a few steps from this marker); The St Marys Peace Garden (a few steps from this marker); St. Marys: A Military Town for 200+ Years (a few steps from this marker); Tall Ships in the Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
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