Pin Point, Georgia


Pin Point, Georgia

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Pin Point is an unincorporated community in Chatham County, Georgia, in the United States; it is located 18 km (11 miles) from Savannah, Georgia, at coord|31|57|11|N|81|5|33|W|.

The town is best known as the birthplace of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (the sign announcing the town says as much). [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/21/AR2007042101475.html?hpid=moreheadlines]

A rural settlement founded by freed slaves after the American Civil War, Pin Point is 1.6 km (1 mile) wide and 2.5 km (a mile and a half) long, and has been accessible by paved roads for some years.

Pinpoint is a small predominantly African American community that has a well-established community of Gullah speakers, a creole language which draws heavily from West African languages. It is continuously growing and developing today.


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