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Cowikee Cotton Mills - Eufaula, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 31° 53.461 W 085° 08.752
16R E 675353 N 3529855
Quick Description: Cowikee Cotton Mills was for decades Eufaula, Alabama's largest employer.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2015 5:51:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMPRJK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Cowikee Cotton Mills historical marker is a metal Historic Chattahoochee Commission marker. It is located on the west side of South Eufala Ave (US 431) in front of MidSouth Bank. The marker was placed by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Descendants of Cowikee Cotton Mill workers in memory of all former employees.
Marker Name: Cowikee Cotton Mills

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Cowikee Cotton Mills, which operated on this site for over 100 years, was for decades Eufaula’s largest employer. The mill began in 1888 as the Eufaula Cotton Mill. In 1909 the Comer family purchased the business and renamed it Cowikee Cotton Mills. The Comers later expanded the enterprise to include operations in Dale and Bullock Counties. Many of the mill workers lived nearby in the close-knit mill village, which featured a community house, playground, pool, and kindergarten. Workers took part in mill-sponsored bands, athletics, and social clubs.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2013

Marker Number: None

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