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Silk Culture at Ebenezer

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Silk Culture at Ebenezer Marker
Inscription. Silk culture began at Ebenezer in 1736, when each Salzburger was presented with a mulberry tree and two were instructed in the art of reeling. Two machines were soon in operation in Mr. Bolzius' yard near the church, and in 1749, 762 lbs. of cocoons, yielding 50 lbs. 13 oz. spun silk, were produced. Though silk culture in Georgia declined in the 1760s, the Salzburgers persevered, and in 1772 shipped 485 lbs. raw silk. They made their own reels, and one was sent to England for a model. During the Revolution, silk production at Ebenezer was interrupted and was never resumed.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 051-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 22.595′ N, 81° 10.894′ W. Marker is in Rincon, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is on Ebenezer Road (Highway 275). Touch for map. Located at Ebenezer Church. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon GA 31326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Ebenezer (within shouting distance of this marker); John Adam Treutlen (within shouting
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By Mike Stroud, April 2008
2. Silk Culture at Ebenezer Marker
distance of this marker); The Rev. John Martin Bolzius -The Rev. Israel Christian Gronau (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. mile away); The Salzburgers (approx. mile away); March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (approx. mile away); Old River Road (approx. mile away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rincon.
 
Also see . . .  Ebenezer, Georgia. Ebenezer is a ghost town in Effingham County, Georgia, United States, along the banks of Ebenezer Creek. It was established in 1734 by 150 Salzburger Protestants who had been expelled from Salzburg by edict. Ebenezer was moved closer to the Savannah River in 1736, and at its new location many silk mills were opened. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Silk Culture at Ebenezer Marker on far left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Silk Culture at Ebenezer Marker on far left
Along with the Ebenezer Marker and John Adam Treutlen Marker at Jerusalem Lutheran Church at Ebenzer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,179 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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