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George Parker Swift I - Columbus, Georgia
N 32° 28.351 W 084° 59.614
16S E 688556 N 3594585
Quick Description: This marker stands on 14th Street, just west of Broadway in Columbus, Georgia
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 8:40:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Y1T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
The Marker reads:

George Parker Swift I

George Parker Swift, I, pioneer cotton manufacturer of Georgia, was born Sept. 1, 1815, In Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He moved to Georgia in the early 1840’s and started the Tribune Mills at Waymanville, Upson County, first making cotton thread and yarn, then expanding into cotton weaving. Colonel Swift moved to Columbus in 1865 and in 1867 founded Muscogee Mills, now the Muscogee Manufacturing Company which has been in continuous operation by the same family owners and has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of cotton towels and tickings in the world.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Consolidated Government – 2001
Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 2001

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Consolidated Government

Marker #: Not listed

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