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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eagle & Phenix Mills
 
Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
1. Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker
 
Inscription. In 1851 the Eagle Mill, one of the pioneer textile plants of Columbus, was built on this site to manufacture cotton and woolen goods. During the War the mill manufactured goods for the Confederacy and the State of Georgia. Products included grey uniform tweed, cotton duck for tents, cotton stripes for army shirts, cotton jeans, osnaburgs, sheetings, rope and India rubber cloth. Federal forces burned the mill April 17, 1865. It rose from the ashes in 1866 as Eagle & Phenix Mills, the added name to signify its rebirth. The present plant consists of a series of mills.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.194′ N, 84° 59.681′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Front Avenue 0 miles south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1251 Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Women’s Riot (about 700 feet away); First Black Public School (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Parker Swift I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ancient Fisheries (approx. ¼ mile away in Alabama); General Benning (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
2. Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker
 

 
Regarding Eagle & Phenix Mills. The Eagle & Phenix Mills, along with all the other fabric mills in the Columbus area, have closed. The buildings have been converted to condominiums.
 
Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker
 
 
Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
4. Eagle & Phenix Mills Marker
Looking south on Front Avenue
 
 
(The former) Eagle & Phenix Mills Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
5. (The former) Eagle & Phenix Mills
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 508 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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