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Woodbine in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Loading Timber Products and Turpentine

Satilla River

 

— circa 1889 —

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, February 15, 2011
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Inscription.  Woodbine was founded in 1893 on the banks of the Satilla River. It grew from earlier river-side sawmill communities established in the mid 1800's. Harvesting timber was a major occupation, and large rafts of logs were floated down the river to the sawmills. Earlier, the land where Woodbine is now located was part of the Woodbine Plantation. It covered 1,400 acres of land and river marsh along the south side of the Satilla. Over the years, together with other plantations on the river, Woodbine Plantation produced rice, cotton, timber, and turpentine. Before the railroad came in 1893, products from the Plantation were shipped to markets on steamers that docked along the river.
History adapted from:
"Camden's Challenge: A History of Camden County"
Formal image design and painting by:
Mr. Vernon Potter, Jacksonville, Florida
Based on an idea created by:
Miss Jackie Fortier, Kingsland, Georgia
Camden County High School, Class of 2003
Funding for this mural was provided in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency
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By Cosmos Mariner, February 15, 2011
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(marker is mural legend - on far right)
of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding was provided by a generous donation from the Woodbine Citizens Steering Committee.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 58.136′ N, 81° 43.45′ W. Marker is in Woodbine, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker is on West 3rd Street just west of Bedell Avenue (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling west. Marker and panoramic mural are painted on north wall of building at this address, facing West 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 Bedell Avenue, Woodbine GA 31569, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Post Road (approx. 6.9 miles away); Treaty of Coleraine (approx. 13.7 miles away); Kings Ferry (approx. 14.4 miles away in Florida); Union School (approx. 14.7 miles away); Tabby Sugar Works of John Houston McIntosh (approx. 15 miles away); Emanuel United Methodist Church (approx. 15˝ miles away); USS George Bancroft (approx. 15.7 miles away).
 
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1. Woodbine History. Records of the site where Woodbine is located date back to 1765, when William Trowin, John Brown, William
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Struthers, and John McGillvary petitioned for and received fourteen hundred acres on the south side of the Great Satilla River at a place referred to as Pile’s Bluff. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Camden County. Until the Civil War the community thrived, owing to a large number of plantations along the river cultivating rice, cotton, corn, and other products. In the 1890s Camden County's economy was bolstered by timber and turpentine products. These evolved to larger commercial pulp-paper manufacturing operations from the 1940s to the present. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Woodbine History. It is said that during the Civil War, Northerners destroyed the plantation house. In 1882, the overseer's house was destroyed by a tornado. In 1893, the railroad took over transportation of rice from the vessels on the Satilla River. In fact, the railroad ran through on the actual plantation itself. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Woodbine (Wikipedia). Woodbine was incorporated as a town in 1908. The town grew more after the Atlantic Coastal Highway was constructed during 1927 and the county seat relocated there the following year. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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