The Georgia Historical Society and the Pin Point Community Betterment Association invite you to a Historical Marker Dedication for Pin Point Community on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, 9:30 a.m. Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church, 9630 Lehigh Avenue, Savannah, Ga.
Speakers include Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court, Dr. Lamar Haynes, Charter College, Dr. W. Todd Groce, Georgia Historical Society
Pin Point was settled in 1896 by former slaves from Ossabaw, Green, and Skidaway Islands.
Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church, founded in Pin Point in 1897, was a successor to Ossabaw’s Hinder Me Not Church and also served as the community’s school until a Rosenwald School opened in 1926.
Construction of the Pin Point Hall followed, and it remains a focal point of the community. Pin Point was the site of several coastal industries including shrimping, crabbing, and oyster harvesting operations.
Among these seafood factories were Ben Bond and John Anderson Seafood, which opened in 1900, and A.S. Varn and Sons, which operated from 1926 to 1985.
Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining and teaching Georgia history.
GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.
Pin Point will also get a museum set to open this month. Restoration and construction on the Pin Point Heritage Museum officially began in November of last year.
Privately funded by an anonymous donor, the Pin Point Heritage Museum is being designed and built by a number of area companies including Lominack, Coleman and Smith, the architect for the project.