Historic Markers Across Georgia

Bauxite Ore of Aluminum

Marker ID: WPA GA 57 A2
Location: 7 mi N of Rome near Hermitage on Old Ga 53
County: Floyd
Coordinates: N 34° 19.416    W 085° 5.167
  34.3236    -85.08611
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


The first discovery of bauxite in North America was made at Hermitage, one mile east in 1887, by James Holland. For many years this section of Georgia furnished a large part of the domestic supply of bauxite.

057-H2 WPA 1940


Not standing