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Orchard Hill in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Grain Elevator

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By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. First Grain Elevator Marker
Inscription. The first grain elevator in Georgia was completed at Orchard Hill in 1946 by the Swint Seed and Grain Co. The original unit with a capacity of 106,000 bushels was filled with the 1946 crop, drawing grain from 200 miles away. A second unit with a capacity of 130,000 bushels was completed in 1954 and a drier and feed mill added. The elevators are a testament to the courage, leadership and vision of the late State Senator Albert G. Swint (1890-1956) who built them. A leader in religion, agriculture, education and health, he served in both Houses of the General Assembly and as president of the Georgia and National Ginners Associations.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 11.137′ N, 84° 12.646′ W. Marker is in Orchard Hill, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of Macon Road (Old U.S. 41) and Swint Road, on the right when traveling north on Macon Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orchard Hill GA 30266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Paving
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By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. First Grain Elevator Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fannin Avengers (approx. 4.4 miles away); Spalding Grays (approx. 4.4 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 4.6 miles away); To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County (approx. 4.9 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Georgia Militia at Griffin (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgriculture
 
First Grain Elevator Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. First Grain Elevator Marker
Additional grain elevators have been added to the original two.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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