Near Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Factory Shoals c. 1820
Archaeological remains of 5 mills ranging from large textile factories to small grist mills exist within a one mile section of the river.
The post office for the thriving environs was Webbville, 1832, later Newton Factory, 1846, with a population of 600 by 1860.
Sherman’s march through Newton County, 1864, the flood of 1881 and other economic forces fore-shortened the post-bellum prosperity of this remarkable development.
Erected 1993 by Newton County Historical Society Landmarks Committee. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 33° 26.709′ N, 83° 49.717′ W. Marker is near Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on Unnamed Park Road 0.2 miles south of Newton Factory Bridge Road, in the median. Click for map. The marker is on the main road in Newton County's Factory Bridge Recreation Park (fee charged). Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Newton Factory Bridge Road, Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Oak Church (approx. one mile away); The March to the Sea Mansfield's Famous Southpaw (approx. 7.4 miles away); Home of Robert Grier (approx. 9 miles away); The Old Loyd Place (approx. 9.5 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 10.3 miles away); Sherman at Harris’ Quarters (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
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