060-4A: Roswell Factory
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
N 34° 00.920 W 084° 21.670
16S E 743679 N 3766996
Quick Description: Site of 1839 Cotton Mill.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2006 9:18:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMZF2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 45

Long Description:

Text on marker:

Roswell Factory

Chattahoochee River water power caused Roswell King to establish a town her in 1837. He had a cotton mill in operation by 1839.

By 1853 two cotton mills, a woolen mill, flour mill, and tannery were in operation, employing two hundred and fifty hands. In 1864 Sherman burned the mills, and skilled female operatives were sent north to deprive the south of their services.

The mills were rebuilt after the war and have been in continuous operation.

060-4A Georgia Historical Commission 1953

This marker is located on Sloan and Mill Streets in Roswell.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-4A

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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