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Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 49.127 W 087° 41.638
16S E 436534 N 3853166
Quick Description: The historic marker for the Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills is on Appleby Blvd. east of Cypress Mill Road, Florence, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 4:04:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGR1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:

Cotton Mills


About one mile west of here is the site of the Globe Cotton Factory which was erected on Cypress Creek in 1840, By 1857 its operations included three cotton mills, a flour mill, and two corn mills, all powered by the use of three dams. By 1860 the factory employed 310 people,, including a large number of women and children, at average salaries of $2.50 per week. These mills were burned by the Union Army in May 1863. One factory called Cypress Mill, was re-built after the war, but its operation was never successful.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

Marker Name: Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840

Marker Type: Urban

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Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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