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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cotton and Textile Mills

(1822 to early 20th Century)

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 21, 2011
1. Cotton and Textile Mills Marker
Inscription. A cotton mill was established near this site in 1822. Although short~lived, it was the forerunner of other cotton and textile factories located in this area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cherry Cotton Mill began operations on nearby Sweetwater Avenue in 1893. The Gardiner~Warring Knitting Mill, later J.T. Flagg, occupied facilities a short distance from this site in 1927. Other cotton industries in East Florence were the Ashcraft, later Florence Cotton Mill, established in 1899, and the Broadus Mill which operated briefly during the early 1900's.
 
Erected by Florence Historic Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.496′ N, 87° 39.349′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Sweetwater Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 275 Sweetwater Avenue, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Florence Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maud McKnight Lindsay (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Willingham (approx. half a mile away); 115th Signal Battalion (approx. half a mile away); "Mountain" Tom Clark
Cotton and Textile Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 21, 2011
2. Cotton and Textile Mills Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Florence Wagon Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldier's Rest (approx. 0.7 miles away); Florence Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Cotton and Textile Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 21, 2011
3. Cotton and Textile Mills Marker
All the building were torn down that were located across the street from this marker.
 
 
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