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Valdosta in Lowndes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Cotton Exchange

 
 
Site of Cotton Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Site of Cotton Exchange Marker
Inscription.  This corner, Wall Street and West Hill Ave., was the site of the largest inland Sea Island cotton market in the world in 1910. Because of this cotton market, Valdosta was named the center of cotton production in South Georgia and was also rated the richest city per capita in the U.S. The railroads were the life line that connected Valdosta to its market centers and led to the economic growth of the town.
 
Erected 1993 by The Valdosta Town Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 30° 49.83′ N, 83° 16.753′ W. Marker is in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County. Marker is on West Hill Avenue (U.S. 84) 0 miles west of South Patterson Street (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling east. The marker stands at the former Wall Street, now an entrance to a parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valdosta GA 31601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nationsbank (within shouting distance of this marker); Troop Encampment Site
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Dosta Theater (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Hall (about 500 feet away); Millhous & Boothe Building (about 600 feet away); Register Bros. Building (about 600 feet away); Lowndes County Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away); Ashley Street Market (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdosta.
 
Site of Cotton Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Site of Cotton Exchange Marker
Site of Cotton Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Site of Cotton Exchange Marker
Looking east on West Hill Avenue (US 84) at the intersection with Patterson Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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