Historic Markers Across Georgia



Slave Market



Marker ID: GHM 081-1
Location: US 1/Ga 4 in Louisville - Replaced
County: Jefferson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Back of you is a market house, built in 1758, at crossing of two Indian Trails.

When Louisville was founded, 1794, it was used for public sales, including slaves.

Inside hangs a bell sent to New Orleans Convent (1772) by the King of France. The ship was sacked by pirates and the bell was sold in Savannah. It was later given to State Capitol but was used in market house to warn of Indian raids.

GHM 081-1R GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION



 
Notes:

Replaced with Market House marker