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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Filature

Erected 1753

 
 
Site of Filature Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 1, 2008
1. Site of Filature Marker
Inscription.  

Where colony's production of silk was reeled until 1771. Building then used for public purposes. President Washington attended a ball here in 1791. Building destroyed by fire in 1859.
 
Erected 1936 by The Works Progress Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
 
Location. 32° 4.758′ N, 81° 5.334′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is at the intersection of Abercorn Street and E.St Julian Street, on the right when traveling north on Abercorn Street. Across the street from Eastern side of Reynolds Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Italians in Georgia's Genesis (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley, 1703 - 1791
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named John Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Parish House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesley Chapel Trinity / John Wesley's American Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oliver Sturges House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
 
Site of Filature Marker, seen at lower right corner of building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Site of Filature Marker, seen at lower right corner of building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,642 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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