Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Memorial To Eli Whitney
A contribution to the resources of civilization and to the material welfare of The United States
Erected by The New England Cotton Manufactures Association, MDCCCCII
Erected 1902 by New England Cotton Manufactures Association.
Location. 33° 28.633′ N, 81° 57.867′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Cotton Lane, on the left when traveling north on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta Cotton Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mayham Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Floods (about 400 feet away); The Levee (about 400 feet away); Indians (about 400 feet away); Industrial Heritage (about 400 feet away); Founding of Augusta (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Regarding A Memorial To Eli Whitney. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and was a pioneer in the mass production of cotton. Whitney
Also see . . . National Inventors Hall of Fame. After perfecting his machine he filed an application for a patent on June 20, 1793; in February 1794 he deposited a model at the Patent Office, and on March 14 he received his patent. (Patent Number 72X ) (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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