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Seals is an unincorporated location in Camden County in the state of Georgia, United States.[1] Its position is at 30°52′22″N 81°42′15″W / 30.87278°N 81.70417°W / 30.87278; -81.70417 at an elevation of 21 feet.[2]

Seals, Georgia
Seals is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Seals
Seals
Location within the state of Georgia
Seals is located in the United States
Seals
Seals
Seals (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°52′22″N 81°42′15″W / 30.87278°N 81.70417°W / 30.87278; -81.70417Coordinates: 30°52′22″N 81°42′15″W / 30.87278°N 81.70417°W / 30.87278; -81.70417
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyCamden

It is located at the point where the Old Jefferson Highway meets the railway line, just east of Floyd Hammock. It is shown on maps of the county between 1895 and 1955 as being about halfway between Woodbine and Kingsland, [3][4][5][6][7] and can be seen on modern topographic maps. [8]

Seals is the present northern terminus of the First Coast Railroad, leased from CSX Transportation in April 2005.[9]

Seals Swamp lies to the east of Seals at 30°52′6″N 81°41′0″W / 30.86833°N 81.68333°W / 30.86833; -81.68333.[10]

HistoryEdit

Before the American Civil War the county supported a number of plantations; sixty eight were documented in the county history book Camden's Challenge (Readdick 1976). However, many of these were abandoned after the Civil War, and small farms started to flourish instead. Many tiny communities were formed and later abandoned, some now little more than a few overgrown remains, but presenting undoubted possibilities for archaeological investigation. A line of the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad, later part of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, was opened in January 1894[11] between Kingsland and Woodbine, and Seals was on the line about halfway between the two. Seals was only one of many villages - others included Burnt Fort, Center Village, Kinlaw, Scarlett, Walker Swamp, Tompkins, Clarksville, Red Cap, Ceylon, Satilla Bluff and Spring Hill.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia Cities & Towns S ~ T". Georgia USGenWeb Archives. 1998. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  2. ^ "Seals". PlacesNamed.com. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  3. ^ "Camden County, 1895". GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  4. ^ "Camden County, 1899". GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  5. ^ "Camden County, 1904". GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  6. ^ "Camden County, 1915". GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  7. ^ "Camden County, 1955". GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-27.
  8. ^ "60 km N of Jacksonville, Florida, United States 7/1/1975". The National Map. USGS via Microsoft Research Maps. Retrieved 2006-07-28.
  9. ^ Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. (2005). "Late Breaking Rail Industry News - CSXT leases Northeast Florida branch line to G&W subsidiary". RT&S - Railway Track and Structures. Archived from the original on 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2006-07-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Seals Swamp Georgia". BrainyGeography. Retrieved 2006-07-28.
  11. ^ Railga.com, Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad
  12. ^ Carolyn Rock (2006). "An Archaeological Site Inventory of Camden County, Georgia" (pdf). Retrieved 2006-07-27.

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