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Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henry Ford at Richmond Hill

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
1. Henry Ford at Richmond Hill Marker
Inscription.  In 1925, Henry Ford of Detroit, Mich., a leading American automobile pioneer who perfected the assembly line concept of auto manufacturing, began acquiring large tracts of land on both sides of the nearby Ogeechee River. He sponsored extensive agricultural and forestry operations, providing the impoverished area with much-needed employment opportunities. Ford also implemented numerous civic improvements for the people of the Ways Station-Richmond Hill community, including medical, educational and cultural. Near here, on the river, Henry and Clara Ford built their winter home, Richmond, in 1936. Ford was active in the local community until his death in 1947.
 
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 31° 56.65′ N, 81° 18.45′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
2. Henry Ford at Richmond Hill Marker
Bryan County. Marker is at the intersection of Richard Davis Drive and Henry Ford Avenue (Georgia Route 144), on the right when traveling east on Richard Davis Drive. The marker stands at the Richmond Hill City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Richard Davis Drive, Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. F. Gregory (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Lee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ways Station (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Ways Station (about 700 feet away); Jack Fleming Gregory, Senior (about 700 feet away); Community House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond Hill Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martha-Mary Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Richmond Hill. Wikipedia has further information on Richmond Hill and Henry Ford's presence there. (Submitted on April 15, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2012
3. Henry Ford at Richmond Hill Marker
At the Richmond Hill City Hall
Henry Ford image. Click for full size.
By Hartsook, 1919
4. Henry Ford
This photo is from the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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