Pin Point, Georgia

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Coordinates: 31°57′11″N 81°5′33″W / 31.95306°N 81.09250°W / 31.95306; -81.09250

Pin Point, Georgia
Map showing the location of Pin Point, Georgia
Map showing the location of Pin Point, Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Chatham County

Pin Point is an unincorporated community in Chatham County, Georgia, in the United States; it is located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Savannah, Georgia. Pin Point is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

The town is best known as the birthplace of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on 23 June 1948.[2]

A rural settlement founded by freed slaves after the American Civil War,[3] Pin Point is 1.6 km (0.99 mi) wide and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long.

Pin Point is a small, predominantly African American community that has a well-established group of Gullah speakers. The historic creole language of the Low Country was drawn extensively from West African languages, and it continues to grow, change and develop today.

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  1. ^ Pin Point, Georgia
  2. ^ Merida, Kevin; Fletcher, Michael A. (22 April 2007). "Justice Thomas's Life A Tangle of Poverty, Privilege and Race". Washington Post. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Mayer, Jane; Abramson, Jill (6 November 1995). Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. Plume. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-452-27499-0. Retrieved 30 October 2011.