Historic Markers Across Georgia



Henry Ford at Richmond Hill



Marker ID:  
Location: Located at the Richmond Hill City Hall on Cedar St, Richmond Hill, GA.
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 56.659    W 081° 18.446
  31.94431666    -81.30743333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME36M
Henry Ford at Richmond Hill Marker  



Text:

In 1925, Henry Ford of Detroit, Michigan, a leading American automobile pioneer who perfected the assembly line concept of auto manufacturing, began acquiring large tracts of land on both sides at the nearby Ogeechee River. He sponsored extensive agricultural and forestry operations, providing the impoverished area with much needed employment opportunities. Ford also implemented numerous civic improvements for the people of the Way Station-Richmond Hill community, including medical, educational and cultural. Near here, on the river, Henry and Clara Ford built their winter home, Richmond, in 1936. Ford was active in the local community until his death in 1947.

Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail



 

Henry Ford at Richmond Hill

Notes:

Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail

 

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