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Faceville in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ira Sanborn

 
 
Ira Sanborn Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 28, 2005
1. Ira Sanborn Marker
Inscription. Decatur County’s first industrialist was Ira Sanborn, a native of Concord, New Hampshire. Born in 1799, Sanborn came to Apalachicola, Florida about 1830 and later resettled in Quincy, Florida where he married Susan Woodson. In 1833 they moved to Decatur County and settled on Attapulgus Creek. Using waterpower he operated a gristmill, sawmill, tanning, cigar and shoe factories. In 1856 he opened Estahatchee Mills which made a cotton and wool fabric called kersey. Sanborn died on a business trip to Boston in 1865 and was buried in Concord. The Estahatchee Mills buildings were razed in 1870. Today only the mill races and the outline of the pond levee remain.
 
Erected 2001 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 45.19′ N, 84° 38.491′ W. Marker is in Faceville, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of Faceville Highway (Georgia Route 97) and Florida Street, on the right when traveling west on Faceville Highway. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Faceville Masonic Lodge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3236 Faceville Highway, Attapulgus GA 39815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Ira Sanborn Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Ira Sanborn Marker
as the crow flies. Charles James Munnerlyn / “Refuge” ( approx. 3.1 miles away); Village of Fowltown ( approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp Recovery ( approx. 5.5 miles away); Fort Scott ( approx. 5.6 miles away); Joshua Davis House ( approx. 6.5 miles away in Florida); Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Church ( approx. 8.6 miles away in Florida); Attapulgite / Fullers Earth ( approx. 9.3 miles away); Attapulgus Cemetery Inc. ( approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Ira Sanborn Marker and the Faceville Masonic Lodge image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
3. Ira Sanborn Marker and the Faceville Masonic Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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