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Empire Mills - Columbus, GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 27.743 W 084° 59.671
16S E 688488 N 3593460
Quick Description: 800 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA, in Muscogee County.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2008 5:03:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM3AJM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 11

Long Description:

Empire Mills

G.W. Woodruff began grist operations in 1861 on this site previously occupied in 1847 by E.T. Taylor Cotton Gin Company and in 1841 by William Waters Gerrard`s cotton warehouse. Empire Mills ran night and day during the Civil War and was spared in 1865 when Union Troops burned all non-food-producing industry in the city. By 1887 it was the largest meal and flour mill in the South, operating 36 roller mills with a capacity of 600 barrels of flour per day. Empire also produced Graham flour, bran, grits, and cornmeal -- all ground on eight runs of horizontal stones, some of which are displayed on this site.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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