The exchange was established to provide cotton factors, brokers serving planters' interest in the market, a place to congregate and set the market value of cotton exported to larger markets such as New York or London. By the end of the 19th century factorage was on the decline as more planters were selling their products at interior markets, thus merely shipping them from Savannah via the extensive rail connections between the city and the interior. By three principal railroads—the Central of Georgia Railway , the Savannah and Charleston and the Savannah and Gulf—connected the city to markets along the coast and the interior. The Central of Georgia, whose principal shareholder was the city of Savannah, established its own docks and canals to the west of the existing Savannah riverfront. This marks the first shift of industrial-commercial activity outside of the central plan of the city. An additional railroad was built extending from the Drayton Street Depot out to Tybee Island in
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Debtors in Georgia The city of Savannah, once a part of Oglethorpe's utopian design, makes its beginnings in The development of Georgia was unlike all the other British colonies. First of all, it was the last to be created. Georgia was founded in , years after Jamestown was successfully planted.
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