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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Old Cotton Exchange

Everyone who has visited Savannah has seen the old cotton exchange.  It sits on a high rise overlooking the Savannah River and yet remains a landmark!  The Savannah Cotton Exchange building was completed in 1887 during the era when Savannah ranked first as a cotton seaport on the Atlantic and second in the world. In its heyday as a cotton port over two million bales a year moved through Savannah. The Cotton Exchange was the center of activity in the staple which dominated this city's economic life before its evolution into a leading industrial seaport. See Chatham County wills, estates and other documents (digital images) on <a href="">Georgia Pioneers</a>

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