Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Tonge Factory



Marker ID: GHM 043-3
Location: Ga 97N just south of Ga 311 intersection, Bainbridge
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 54.758    W 084° 34.024
  30.912633    -84.56706
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM76V9
The Tonge Factory Marker
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Text:

The Tonge Factory, owned by S. D. Tonge, stood on the South bank of the Flint river one-fourth mile West of here. The cloth produced by this plant was used by the women of Bainbridge to make uniforms for the Confederate soldiers of Decatur county. The factory also supplied the county´s needy with cotton yarn during the critical period of the War Between the States. In July, 1864, Mr. Tonge gave the Macon Hospital enough cotton to produce 1,200 mattresses for the comfort of the sick and wounded Confederate soldiers sent to Macon from battle areas.

GHM 043-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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