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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Soap Creek Paper Mills

 
 
Soap Creek Paper Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 8, 2008
1. Soap Creek Paper Mills Marker
Inscription. The original structures which housed the Marietta Paper Mills ~ incorporated in 1859 ~ stood 1/4 mile down stream from Paper Mill Road. The mills manufactured news print, wrapping paper and stationery ~ a pioneer enterprise in this section of the state.

July 5, 1864. The mills were burned by a detachment of Gen. Kenner Garrardís cavalry division while guarding the left flank of Federal forces preparing to cross the Chattahoochee River at the mouth of Soap Creek. Rebuilt after the war, the mills burned in 1870. Restored in 1871, they operated until 1902.
 
Erected 1993 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 033-91.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 56.267′ N, 84° 26.6′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Road to parking lot for Chattahoochee River NRA 0 miles south of Paper Mill Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sope Creek Industries (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); The 23d Corps at Soap Creek
Soap Creek Paper Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 8, 2008
2. Soap Creek Paper Mills Marker
The Soap Creek Paper Mills Marker (right) and The 23d Corps at Soap Creek Marker (left) in the parking lot for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
(here, next to this marker); The 23D Corps at Soap Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Gantt House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Battery Position (approx. 1.4 miles away); Isom's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell (approx. 2.2 miles away); The River Patrol & Cochranís Ford (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marietta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission, which had disappeared from its original site at Paper Mill Road at the Soap Creek bridge, near this location.
 
Regarding Soap Creek Paper Mills. A trail leads from the marker and the parking lot through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to the ruins of the paper mills on Soap Creek.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
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