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Habersham Mills Dam - Demorest, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 35.416 W 083° 33.438
17S E 265456 N 3830579
Quick Description: Habersham Mills Dam on the Soque River is located along Habersham Mills Connector near the old Habersham Mill.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 6:46:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
Habersham Mills Dam on the Soque River is located along Habersham Mills Connector near the old Habersham Mill.

•1914: Lower power plant installed
•1925: Upper power plant built along with a dam and tunnel
•1930: New mill built, doubling Habersham Mills' size and capacity
•1957: Mill completely modernized
•1962: Air conditioning installed
•1965-: Stock purchased by Callaway Mills Company, which later gains a controlling interest; stock later transferred to International Products and Services
•1977-: Mill purchased by Russell Corporation of Alexander City, Alabama; the mill again modernized and round-the-clock operation begun; product lines changed from two-ply cotton weaving yarn to single polyester-cotton knitting yarn
•1999: Mill closed
•2000: Organizations seek ways to preserve property as an historic site


More information - Historic Habersham Mills (visit link)
Waterway where the dam is located: Soque River

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Date built: 01/01/1914

Height of Dam: Not listed

Fishing Allowed: Not Listed

Motor Sports Allowed: Not Listed

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