Historic Markers Across Georgia



First Grain Elevator



Marker ID: GHM 126-11
Location: Old US 41 (College Road) at Orchard Hill
County: Spalding
Coordinates: N 33° 11.137    W 084° 12.646
  33.18562266    -84.21076897
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4GQ2
First Grain Elevator Marker  



Text:

The first grain elevator in Georgia was completed at Orchard Hill in 1946 by the Swint Seed and Grain Co. The original unit with a capacity of 106,000 bushels was filled with the 1946 crop, drawing grain from 200 miles away. A second unit with a capacity of 130,000 bushels was completed in 1954 and a drier and feed mill added, The elevators are a testament to the courage, leadership and vision of the late State Senator Albert G. Swint (1890-1956) who built them. A leader in religion, agriculture, education and health, he served in both Houses of the General Assembly and as president of the Georgia and National Ginners Associations.


GHM 126 - 11 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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