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Clinton in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Samuel Griswold

Iron-master
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Samuel Griswold Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Samuel Griswold Marker
Inscription. The first iron foundry in Georgia was established here by Samuel Griswold who came from Connecticut, settling in Clinton in 1820. He also manufactured about 1,000 cotton gins a year and ran a steam sawmill and grist mill. Moving to Griswoldville in 1849 to be on the railroad his mansion and factories were burned by Sherman in 1864 when he was making pistols and ammunition for the Confederacy. He died in 1867. Daniel Pratt of Temple, N.H., later designer of the Alabama capitol, was at one time Griswold’s partner.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 59.833′ N, 83° 33.55′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is on Pulaski Street 0.1 miles west of Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is in a small roadside park in Clinton. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman’s Right Wing (here, next to this marker); The Stoneman Raid (here, next to this marker); Clinton Female Seminary
Samuel Griswold Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Samuel Griswold Marker
The marker is to the left in this group of markers in Clinton.
(here, next to this marker); Old Clinton (here, next to this marker); Macarthy-Pope House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); LaFayette (about 700 feet away); Clinton Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Iverson’s Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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