Pin Point, Georgia

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Pin Point, Georgia
Pin Point, Georgia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Pin Point, Georgia
Map showing the location of Pin Point, Georgia
Coordinates: 31°57′11″N 81°05′33″W / 31.95306°N 81.09250°W / 31.95306; -81.09250Coordinates: 31°57′11″N 81°05′33″W / 31.95306°N 81.09250°W / 31.95306; -81.09250
CountryUnited States
CountyChatham County

Pin Point is an unincorporated community in Chatham County, Georgia, United States; it is located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Savannah. 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 June 23, 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.

Pin Point Heritage Museum was once the Varn and Sons Oyster Canning Factory and offers guests the chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee way of life from religion, to foodways, to the fascinating history.

Notable residents[edit]

Clarence Thomas, an American judge, lawyer, and government official who currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


  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.

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