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Creation Date

7-7-2012

Description

Amsterdam Georgia Marker, GA.

This marker was erected in 1986 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Decatur County Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society. It is located on US HWY 27 North, SE of Bainbridge, in Decatur County, Georgia.

It reads as :

" Amsterdam, Georgia In 1891, A. Cohn & Co. purchased 14,000 acres for tobacco cultivation and named it Amsterdam. At that time, the property was the largest tobacco plantation in the world under one ownership. In 1907, seven of the larger growers and packers in the area merged to form the American Sumatra Tobacco Co., with a division in Amsterdam. This was a company town with offices, railroad, commissaries, post office, packing houses and employee houses. At its peak, the town boasted a population of 450. The Imperial Tobacco Co. bought the A.S.T. Co. in 1955 and operated it until 1965 when they discontinued growing tobacco. In 1967 the land was sold to the Coastal Lumber Company."

Latitude, Longitude

30.72691111, -84.43321111

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Amsterdam Georgia Marker; Tobacco plantation; Historical markers; Decatur County (Ga.); Amsterdam (Ga.); Historical markers -- Georgia -- Amsterdam.

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