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City Mills

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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. City Mills Marker
Inscription. Site of the oldest manufacturing operation on the Chattahoochee River at Columbus. April 3, 1828, the State of Georgia, through Governor George R. Gilmer, issued a grant to Seaborn Jones for Lot No. 1 (5 1/2 acres) in the reserve at the Coweta Fall. Seaborn Jones built a grist mill in 1828, known as Jones Mill and began the manufacture of water-ground corn meal. Milling operations of similar type have continued on this site ever since.

The original dam across the river at this point was of wooden construction. In 1906-1907 the present stone dam was built by City Mills Co. The mill has operated under the name of City Mills for more than a century.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.767′ N, 84° 59.5′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of First Avenue and 18th Street, on the right when traveling north on First Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philip Thomas Schley (approx. 0.4

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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. City Mills Marker
miles away); The Rankin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Haiman's Sword Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernest Woodruff / Robert Winship Woodruff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alma Woodsey Thomas (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Benning (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columbus' First Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. City Mills Marker
Looking north on First Avenue past 18th Street (at the Stop sign).
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
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Looking east, across the railroad tracks toward Columbus
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. City Mills Marker
Looking west across First Avenue toward the mill buildings and the Chattahoochee River
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
6. City Mills
The remaining brick City Mills buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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