Avondale Mills Chimney - Pell City, AL
N 33° 35.511 W 086° 16.783
16S E 566833 N 3717135
Quick Description: Avondale Mills Chimney, Pell City, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 6:19:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMDC2E
In 1902, a man by the name of Mr. Sumter Cogswell built and started the Pell City Manufacturing Company. The company, commonly know as the Pell City Cotton Mill, was in operation until 1919 when it then became the Avondale Mills. For many years, the mill provided much to the community and as quoted in 2006 a local newspaper serving the Pell City region, David Murphy, Avondale Mill’s manager of carding and shop, said, “When Pell City needed something, Avondale was there to provide it.” The people of Pell City enjoyed the many benefits of the mill until it closed its doors in 2006 after 87 years of service.
Avondale Mills was a major landmark of the town until Thunder Enterprises, a Tennessee company, bought the building and began dismantling the factory in 2008. During the process, however, it was destroyed by an accidental fire. The Avondale Mills Chimney is all that remains of the Avondale Mills plant.
The area of the chimney is enclosed inside a fence. Coords were taken as close as possible on the north side of the area.